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Get in the Flow

Get in the Flow - b For system B the categories are single...

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Tanisha Billups Chapter 1 Homework Problems Pgs 23-25 # 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 16, 18, 23 1. Commonly known as RAM (random-access memory) the computer’s main memory is a device that holds information: a. The memory is called volatile and is used only for temporary storage. Meaning the contents are erased once the computer is turned off or the program terminates. i. RAM is organized in bits (binary digits) which are the smallest pieces of memory and bytes which are 8 consecutive bits. Secondary Storage is the type of memory that can hold data for long periods of time a. Memory in secondary storage is non volatile ; the data remains when the computer is turned off or the program is not running. b. Examples of this type of memory are: i. Magnetic: floppy disk, zip disk, hard drive ii. Optical: CD-ROM iii. Flash drives 3. Indicate all categories that the following operating systems belong to. a. For system A, the categories are multitasking and multiuser
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Unformatted text preview: . b. For system B, the categories are single user and multitasking . c. For system C, the categories are single user and single tasking . 7. A syntax error is the illegal use of key words, operators, punctuation, and other language elements. Logical Errors are mistakes that cause the program to produce erroneous results. 9. The job of the CPU (central processing unit) is to fetch instructions, carry out the operations commanded by the instructions, and produce some outcome or resultant information. 12. The two general categories of software are operating systems and application software . 16. High level languages are close to the level of humans in terms of readability. 18. A program’s ability to run on several different types of computer systems is called portability . 23. The rules that must be followed when constructing a program are called syntax . Tanisha Billups...
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