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Module 1 Lesson1 hea

computers and computer systems

TermDefinition
Arithmetic/logical(ALU) section of centeral processing unit that performs arithmetic computations and logical operations
Binary machine laguage that is made up of only 0s and 1s
Bit a single zero or a single 1 in a machine language
BIOS ROM a type of computer chip where instrucions for starting up the computer are stored
Byte a single character in computer language; eight bits are equal to one byte
Centeral Processing unit microprocessor that is the brains of the computer
Circut Board thin plate of board that contains electronic components
computer an electronic device that recieves data (input), processes data, stores data, and produces a result (output)
Control Unit coordinates all of the processor's activities
Data texts, numbers,sound, images, or video
Dual-core processor a single chip that contains two processors
Embedded Computers perform a specific tasks and can be found in a range of devices such as a digital watch or mp3 player
File Allocation Table (FAT) a special log on a magnetic storage disk where each track is labeled and given a location
Hard Disks Used to store data inside the computer; removable versions also avalible
Hardware the actual machine-wires, transitors, and circuts- in a computer system
Information output produced by computer
Memory short term and long term way to store a file or information
Mobile Device small general - purpose computers that can generally fit inot the palm of your hand
Motherboard circut board mounted in a computer case that contains intergal components
Multicore processor an expansion that provides for more than two seperate processor
Network drive a hard drive or a atpe drive located on a computer other than the user's local system
Notebook Computers small personal computers that contain the monitor with a built-in keyboard; also called a laptop computer
Random Access Memory (RAM) short term memory located on the motherboard that can read from and write to temporaily
read-only memory (ROM) stores specific instructions needed for computer operations
remote storage used to extend disk space on a server and eliminate the addition of more hard disks or other storage devices
server a general-purpose computer that can support a few users or hundreds of users; variations include file server, database server, and web server
software instructions or programs for controlling the computer
supercomputer fastest type of computer, used for specialized applicatons to process enormous amounts of data
Tablet PC personal computer similar in size and thickness to a notepad; used with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen
tracks circles om a magnetic storage device where data is stored or retreived
Created by: hayleyaguillard