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Informatics Mid-Term

TermDefinition
Moore's Law technology is growing at an exponential rate
Hardware mother board, CPU, RAM, video card, power supply, hard disk & optical drive
Software Tells computer to do things. Allows interaction with the hardware.
HTML Skeleton Html, Head, title, body
CSS How you want the HTML to appear
Uncanny Valley the point where something is so realistic it's disturbing
Analog real world, can't be copied EXACTLY, continuous
Digital virtual, CAN be copied exactly, a sample of something, represented by 1's & 0's
Management (Meta Tags) giving information that computers can't provide. Stored information.
Decimal System Base 10. Numbers 1-9.
Binary System Base 2. Numbers 0-1.
Traditional Process aka Linear Method Using the waterfall method and coming to a solution using the process of: gather data, analyze data, fortunate solution, implement solution.
Designer/ Subject Process aka Zig Zag Uses the reality of problem solving by showing it is not one easy way to a solution.
Wicked Problem difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize
Tame Problems Has a definite solution. Has a solution that can be evaluated & is defined and stable.
Propositional Only True or False
Propositional Logic conjunction((^)(*)), disjunction((v)(+)), or negation(¬)
Tautology ALL true (or 1's)
Contradiction ALL false (or 0's)
Contingency any mix of 1's or 0's
Algorithms tells you what to do and exactly how to do it
Heuristics general guidelines, "rule of thumb"s, common practices
Created by: rissmel