Computers and computer systems
Computers and computer systems

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Computers and computer systems

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what all the terms highlighted in bold in the text mean

  • understand the fundamental hardware components that make up a computer’s hardware and the role of each of these components

  • understand the difference between an operating system and an application program, and what each is used for in a computer

  • describe some examples of computers and state the effect that the use of computer technology has had on some common products

  • identify the principal components of a given computer system and draw a diagram after the style of Figures 6 and 12 to represent the data flows between them.

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