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HardwareBasics Vocab

Vocabulary words from Chapter 2 of Preparing to Use Technology

Arithmetic logic unit The sector of the CPU that performs the mathematical calculations that are required in many programs
Memory Unit Allows storage of information and is internal to the computer
RAM Temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available while the computer is turned on
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Bit Smallest unit of binary information
How many bits makes a byte? Eight, 8
Cache Provides temporary storage area that provides quick access to information
Keyboards Offer the input of alphabetic and numeric information
Mouse Pad Allows good movement of the mouse
Digital Camera Camera capable of inputting data into a computer instead of onto film
Digital Video Cameras Can record video that can be input into the computer
Tablet Computers Complete computer systems in a slate format
Computer Monitors Display information on the screen where it can be eited and sent to the printer
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
How is monitar size measured? Diagonally from corner to corner
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