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Unit 1B The Internet

Vocabulary from unit 1B

TermDefinition
Request for comments (RFC) how standards and protocols are defined and published for all to see on the IETF website
IP Address A number assigned to any item that is connected to the Internet
Packets Small chunks of information that have been carefully formed from larger chunks of information
Protocol A set of rules governing the exchange of transmission of data between devices
Network Redundancy Having multiple backups to ensure reliability during cases of high usage or failure
Router A type of compuer that forwards data across a network
TCP Transmission Control Protocol provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked dilvery of a stream of packets on the Internet. TCP is tightly linked with IP and usually seen as TCP/IP in writing.
DNS Domain Name System, the Internet's system for converting alphabetic names into numeric IP addresses
Abstraction A process of hiding the implementation from the user, only the functionality is exposed here. So you aware only of what the application does, not how it does it.
Pixel The smallest element of a picture that can be encoded using bits
Metadata Data that describes other data
Raw data The original data collected
RGB Primary color model used by electronic display devices. Red, green, blue. 101, 010, 001
Created by: ajr1120