1-18-11 - Draft notes of 22C: 060 Introduction Here are...

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Draft notes of 22C: 060 1 Introduction Here are some natural questions: How does a computer execute a program? Program computer What is there inside a computer? Are all computer hardwares alike? What is the difference between a PC and a Mac?
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Draft notes of 22C: 060 2 Technologies A computer is an instruction-execution engine. Different hardware technologies are possible: Mechanical Pneumatic Electronic Quantum Biological We will focus on electronic technology only, which is most common. It primarily uses silicon-based integrated circuits
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Draft notes of 22C: 060 3 Classification General purpose Your PC Special purpose The computers in your car The computer in your cell phone The computer inside your camera The computer in your washing machine
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Draft notes of 22C: 060 4 Partial History of modern day computers Eckert and Mauchley Moore School of the U. of Pennsylvania, ENIAC John Von Neumann Princeton U. EDVAC, the
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course 22C 060 taught by Professor Ghosh during the Spring '11 term at University of Iowa.

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1-18-11 - Draft notes of 22C: 060 Introduction Here are...

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