After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand what all the terms highlighted in bold in the text mean
understand how the following types of data are represented in a computer, and what the limitations of such representations are: positive and negative integers; fractions; analogue physical quantities such as weight; true/false quantities; still pictures; text; moving pictures; sound
understand at an introductory level what data compression is and why it is useful
understand at an introductory level how input and output subsystems support the conversion of various types of information to and from data types usable by a computer
describe what a computer program is and how it utilises the memory and the processor.