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Unformatted text preview: ©2010 Francisco Delgadillo© ©2010 Francisco Delgadillo© 1 Software • Purpose - In order for the CPU to control the physical states of the digital circuitry, it must receive signals from a computer program and convert these signals into action (switching circuits on and off). Software • Programming Language • Operating System • General purpose Application Software • Application specific Software Software Computer Software Application Software System Software General Purpose Application Software Application Specific Software Operating Systems Programming Language Program Language • a set of symbols and rules used to write code that can be interpreted by a computer. • Syntax: the rules of the language. Program Language Levels • 1st generation - Machine Language ©2010 Francisco Delgadillo© 2 Program Language Levels (cont.) • 2nd generation - Assembly Language Program Language Levels (cont.) • 3rd generation - High-level Program Language Levels (cont.) • 4th generation -...
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- Spring '08
- Computer program