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assembler compiler Abstraction Productivity Enhancer – focus on essential aspects at higher level, keeping component ideas in background Deconstruct – ability to go from abstraction to its component parts Understand how the abstraction works, inner working of components – in case, it breaks/doesn’t work Hardware vs. Software 2 parts of computing system that work best when designed taking account of capabilities & limitations of both Mastering either is easier if attention is paid to both Computer CPU (central processing unit) – directs and performs actual processing of information Computer System – processor, keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer… Remember: o All computers are capable of computing exactly the same things if given enough time and memory NO computer can do MORE than any other o Must transform problem from language of humans to voltages that influence flow of electrons Universal Computing Devices can compute anything Analog: answer produced by measuring some physical quantity
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course BME 303 taught by Professor Ren during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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