#1 Introduction to Computers

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Chapter 1 Introduction to the World of Computers
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Chapter 1 Understanding Computers, 12th Edition 2 Learning Objectives Explain why it is essential to learn about computers today and discuss several ways computers are integrated into our business and personal lives. Define a computer and describe its primary operations. List some important milestones in computer evolution. Identify the major parts of a personal computer, including input, processing, output, storage, and communications hardware. Define software and understand how it is used to instruct the computer what to do.
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Chapter 1 Understanding Computers, 12th Edition Learning Objectives List the five basic types of computers, giving at least one example of each type of computer and stating what that computer might be used for. Explain what a network, the Internet, and the World Wide Web are, as well as how computers, people, and Web pages are identified on the Internet. Describe how to access a Web page. Discuss the societal impact of computers, including some benefits and risks related to their prominence in our society.
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Chapter 1 Understanding Computers, 12th Edition 4 Overview This chapter covers: What computers do and how they are used Computer terminology An overview of the history of computers The basic types of computers in use today An overview of networks and the Internet Societal impacts of computers
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