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What was the first generation of computers called? ABC's
What did ABC stand for? Atanasoff-Berry Computer
What Type of number system did the first computers use? Binary
What did ENIAC stand for? Electronic Numerical Integration and Calculator
Who created the ENIAC? John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
What purpose did the ENIAC have? To calculate the trajectory of artillery shells for the military
What did the ENIAC accomplish? Given a problem that took a team of mathematicians three days to solve, it took this machine 20 seconds
What does CPU stand for? Central Processing Unit
what does EDVAC stand for? Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer
What does EDSAC stand for? Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer
Who designed the EDVAC and EDSAC? Mauchy. Eckert, and von Neumann
What is a "Program"? list of instructions written in a special language that the computer understands
Who invented the "Program"? Alan Turing and John von Neumann
Created by: AM12
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