Chapter 5 Homework - 1 CIS 3003 Homework 5 1 In contrast to...

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1 CIS 3003 - Homework 5 1. In contrast to HARDWARE , which is a tangible device that physically performs particular tasks, SOFTWARE does not physically perform these tasks itself. 2. Most early computers were specifically used for PERFORMING ARITHMETIC COMPUTATIONS . 3. Surreal creatures in movies, such as The Lord of the Rings , are created by software. 4. SOFTWARE provides a series of instructions to the hardware to perform a task. 5. SOFTWARE enables the hardware to serve many functions, or in other terms, be programmed without having to be physically reconfigured like early computers. 6. It is widely accepted that the main difference between low-level and high-level programming languages is their LEVEL OF ABSTRACTION . 7. High-level programming language instructions ARE MORE ABSTRACT than Low-level programming languages. 8. The words used to compose instructions in most high-level languages are closer to sentences used regularly in the English language, and are easier for people to understand than low-level language instructions. 9. One example of a low-level programming language is ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE . 10. A single line of Java code might correspond to multiple lines of assembly language instructions. 11. LOW-LEVEL language instructions deal with the details of microprocessor architecture. 12. Programmers who write programs in ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE have to be familiar with the details of the microprocessor. 13. HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGE instructions do not deal with the details of microprocessor architecture. 14.
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course CIS CIS 3003 taught by Professor K during the Spring '10 term at University of Central Florida.

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Chapter 5 Homework - 1 CIS 3003 Homework 5 1 In contrast to...

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