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1 2.00 Understand Computer Fundamentals Unit Objective:2.01
2 What Is A Computer?An electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result (output).Classified by size, speed and applicationUses hardware and softwareComes in different types
3 Types of Personal Computers Desktop computer: designed to be used on a desktop.Notebook/Tablet computer: designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be portable.Laptop computer: designed to be small enough and light enough to be used on your lap.
4 HardwareThe tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched such as:Computer CaseMonitorKeyboard and MouseDisk DriveSpeakers
5 Computer Components: Hardware the physical equipment of the computer that you can see and touch
6 PARTS OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM Computer Case (Processor inside) MonitorSpeakerKeyboardComputer Case (Processor inside)MouseCD-ROM/DVD DrivePrinterFloppy Disk Drive
7 The Parts of A Computer Keyboard CPU (Central Processing Unit) Mouse SpeakersPrinterScannerCPU (Central Processing Unit)The “brains” of the computer housed on a tiny silicon chip inside the computer case.Floppy Disk DriveCD-ROM/DVD DriveMonitor
9 Output DevicesMonitor: screen that displays information such as text, numbers, andPrinter: gives you information pictures.Softcopyfrom the computer in printed form.HardcopySpeakers: allow you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.
10 Processing DeviceCentral Processing Unit (CPU) – known as the heart or “brain” of the computer and is responsible for processing the information that has been entered into the computer
11 Storage DevicesHard Disk Drive: used to store data inside of the computer.Magnetic platter that holds a large amount of information in a form the computer can understand.Floppy Disk: flat circles of iron oxide-coated plastic enclosed in a hard plastic case.Most are 3 ½ inches and have a capacity to hold 1.44 MB or more of data.CD ROM Drive: a compact disk that reads only memory.CD-RW: a device that allows you to read and write to a compact disk
12 Storage Devices (Con.) Internal Storage: External Storage: Allows you to storeinformation inside of thecomputerHard Drive:Allows the fastest accessto informationRAM (Random AccessMemory) – temporaryROM (Read Only Memory) -long-term memoryExternal Storage:Allows you to use devices tostore information outsideof the computerFloppy DisksCD-ROMs (Compact DiscRead Only Memory)CD-RW (Compact Disc(Read and Write)DVDs (Digital Video Disc)USB/Jump Drives
13 Which Storage Device Holds The Most Information? FLOPPY DISKS1.44 MBCD-ROM DISC640 MBHARD DRIVES80 and above GBDVD DISC17 GB
14 SoftwareThe intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do; known as programs or software programs.
15 Types of Software Operating System Software Application Software Sets the rules for how computer hardware and application software work together, controls the operation of the computer.Example: WindowsApplication SoftwareLets you accomplish specific tasks based on your needs.Examples: MS Word, Excel, Access, MS Works
16 Operating System Software Tasks Boots (starts up) the computerFormats disksCreates foldersSaves and retrieves filesMoves and copies filesEvery Computer Has Operating System Software!
17 Application SoftwareSoftware that works with the operating system to meet a specific need or perform a specific taskExamples:MS WordMS ExcelMS PowerPointMicroType ProInternet Explorer
18 Types of Application Software Word ProcessingProgram that allows you to create, edit, and print text documentsReport, flyer, memoSpreadsheetNumbered Rows and Lettered ColumnsIntersection of a row and column is a cellGrade book, financial infoDatabaseLets you set up an electronic filing systemEnter text and numbersFind, search, and print info in different waysAddress book, Card Catalog
20 WHAT DOES IPOS STAND FOR? InputEnters data into thecomputerProcessingChanges data intousable formOutputSends data out of thecomputerStorageSaves for use later
21 What Happens During The IPOS Cycle? INPUT –when information is entered into the computer; the computer receives informationPROCESSING –when the computer processes the information that has been enteredOUTPUT –when information leaves the computerSTORAGE –when information is stored to be used later.
22 How The IPOS Cycle Works INPUTSTORAGEPROCESSINGSTORAGEOUTPUT
23 Input, Output, & Storage Devices Input device: hardware that allows you to communicate with your computer.Output device: hardware that allows your computer to communicate with the userStorage device: allows you to store or retrieve information