Lecture 2...CS 101

Lecture 2...CS 101 - Lecture 2 How Do You Become Computer...

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Lecture 2 How Do You Become Computer Fluent? computer fluent::being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations and know how use them. Computers in Business: Working in a Data Mine? Data mining::the process of searching huge amounts of data with the hope of finding a pattern Computers in Law Enforcement: Put Down That Mouse-You’re Under Arrest Computer forensics:: the application of computer systems and techniques to gather potential legal evidence Getting Ready for the Technology of Tomorrow Nanoscience: The Next “Big” Thing Nanoscience::the study of molecules and structures whose size ranges from one to 100 nanometers Nanotechnology::the science revolving around the use of nanostructures to build devices on an extremely small scale Artificial Intelligence: Will computers become human? Artificial Intelligence::the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do Becoming Computer Fluent Computers are Data Processing Devices Computer::a data processing device that performs four major functions: a. gathers data (allows input) b. processes that data into information c. outputs data or information d. stores data and information Data::a representation of a fact or idea Information::data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion Processing::(manipulating) data into information Bits and Bytes: The Language of Computers Binary language::consists of just two digits: 0 and 1 Binary digit::(bit) each 0 and 1 Byte::eight binary digits or bits Kilobyte::is approximately 1,000 bytes Megabyte::is about a million bytes Gigabyte::about a billion bytes Computer Hardware Hardware::any part of a computer that you can kick when it doesn’t work properly (physically touch) Input devices::devices that you use to enter data (keyboard, mouse, and scanner) Instructions::tasks the computer needs to process data into usable information System Unit::components that process data Central processing unit::responsible for processing (brains of computer) Memory::helps process data into information (Random Access Memory) Motherboard::Central processing unit and memory are located here and once data processed it is
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Glenncarter during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.

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Lecture 2...CS 101 - Lecture 2 How Do You Become Computer...

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