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Unformatted text preview: Sarah Trayner Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers and Programming 1. Why Program? If we do not have programmers, we have no programs and without programs, a computer cannot not do anything. Programming makes a computer useful. 2. Define computer: a programmable machine designed to follow instructions. 3. Define program: instructions on a computer memory to make it do something 4. Define programmer: a person who writes instructions to make a computer perform a task 5. List the main hardware component categories: A. Central Processing Unit (CPU) B. Main Memory C. Secondary memory/storage D. Input Devices E. Output Devices 6. What is software? Software are programs that run on a computer. 7. List two categories of software:operating system, application software 8. What is a program? A program is a set of instructions that a computer follows to complete a task....
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- Fall '09
- Electrical Engineering