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Welcome to CMPE003 Personal Computer Concepts: Hardware and Software Winter 2003 UC Santa Cruz Instructor: Guy Cox.

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2 Welcome to CMPE003 Personal Computer Concepts: Hardware and Software Winter 2003 UC Santa Cruz Instructor: Guy Cox

3 5/28/20142 First Assignment Details on the class web page: Due Monday, October 6, 2003 Must be received by 11:59 AM (PDT)

4 5/28/20143 1 st Homework: Due October 6, 2003 NOTE: This homework must be completed successfully to continue in this class If this homework is not received by the due date, you will be dropped from the class

5 Computers: Tools for an Information Age Chapter 1 Part a The Big Picture

6 5/28/20145 Chapter Objectives Describe the three fundamental characteristics of computers Speed, reliability & storage Describe at least four areas of society in which computers are used Identify the basic components of a computer system: input, processing, output, and storage (IPOS) List some common input, output, and storage media Distinguish raw data from information Describe the significance of computer networks Explain the significance of the Internet Explain the various classifications of computers

7 5/28/20146 Evolving more rapidly than Industrial Age Will continue into the current century Information Age

8 5/28/20147 Cornerstones of our Economy Land Labor Capital Information Forging a Computer-Based Society:

9 5/28/20148 Jobs From physical to mental From muscle-power to brain-power Forging a Computer-Based Society:

10 5/28/20149 A Computer in Your Future Where are they used? Bank withdrawal Supermarket Driving the car Do I need a Personal Computer? Half of Americans have one at home Many more use one at work Will I use a computer in my future career? Almost every job will involve use of a computer

11 5/28/201410 Computer Literacy Awareness Importance Versatility Pervasiveness in our society Knowledge What are computers How do computers work Terminology Interaction Use some simple computer applications

12 5/28/201411 The Attributes of Computers: The Technological Determinism Viewpoint Characteristics Speed Reliability Storage capability Results Productivity Decision making Cost reduction

13 5/28/201412 Where Computers Are Used: Graphics Graphs and charts Animated graphics Visual walk-through

14 5/28/201413 Where Computers Are Used: Education Teaching and testing aid Learning by doing Computer-based instruction

15 5/28/201414 Where Computers Are Used: Retailing Bar codes for pricing and inventory Tracking orders and shipments Product customization for local markets

16 5/28/201415 Where Computers Are Used: Energy Locate oil, coal, natural gas, and uranium Monitor (manipulate?) the power network Meter reading

17 5/28/201416 Where Computers Are Used: Law Enforcement National fingerprint files National files on criminals Citizen Profiling Computer modeling of DNA

18 5/28/201417 Where Computers Are Used: Transportation Automobile sensor systems Operate rapid transit systems Load container ships Track railroad cars Monitor air traffic Tracking shipments UPS/FedEx drivers are connected

19 5/28/201418 Where Computers Are Used: Finance Record keeping Banking by phone Internet Banking Credit cards Electronic transfers

20 5/28/201419 Where Computers Are Used: Agriculture Billing Crop information Weather, etc. Feed combinations Livestock breeding and performance

21 5/28/201420 Where Computers Are Used: Government Forecast weather Manage National Parks Process immigrants Social Security benefits Taxes – The IRS Process census data

22 5/28/201421 Where Computers Are Used: The Home Educational tool Record keeping Letter writing Budgeting Drawing and editing pictures Newsletters Connecting with others

23 5/28/201422 Where Computers Are Used: Health and Medicine Monitor patients Electronic imaging Diagnose illnesses

24 5/28/201423 Where Computers Are Used: Robotics Perform jobs that are dangerous for humans Factory work Bomb squad

25 5/28/201424 Where Computers Are Used: The Human Connection Assist the disabled Assist athletes by monitoring their movements

26 5/28/201425 Where Computers Are Used: Science and Communications The Sciences Research Simulation Connectivity Communication Telecommuting

27 5/28/201426 Where Computers Are Used: Training and Paperwork Training Airline pilots Railroad engineers Paperwork Junk mail Documents Record keeping

28 5/28/201427 Become Computer Literate Be aware of the computers around you Learn about how they work Interact with them, use them

29 5/28/201428 Computers are all around! Grocery store School Library Bank Mail We interact with computers everyday! We interact with computers everyday!

30 5/28/201429 Have a Nice Day!

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