Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 142

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Computing Components Chapter 5 Chapter 2 described the binary number system in which all infor- mation is represented on a computer. Chapter 4 described how we control electricity at a fundamental level to manage binary values. Now we can describe the primary components of a computer, which capitalize on these technologies. These primary components are like Lego pieces; they can be combined to build a variety of
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Unformatted text preview: different computers, just as Legos can form a variety of buildings. Although these components, such as main memory and the Central Processing Unit, are often thought of as the most funda-mental parts of a computer, we know that they are abstractions of even more fundamental concepts. 115...
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