Computer Systems and Programming Fundamentals Quiz

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What is a computer system?

A complete computer with hardware, operating system, and peripheral equipment

What do computers power?

The Internet

What do modern digital electronic computers perform?

Generic sets of operations known as programs

What was the initial purpose of early computers?

To be used only for calculations

What did some mechanical devices built during the Industrial Revolution aim to automate?

Long, tedious tasks

What is the main software in a computer system?

operating system

What term refers to a group of computers linked and functioning together?

computer network or computer cluster

What broad range of products use computers as control systems?

industrial and consumer products

What do computers power that links billions of other computers and users?

the Internet

What did early mechanical devices built during the Industrial Revolution aim to automate?

long, tedious tasks, such as guiding patterns for looms

Describe different types of printers

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Computer System Fundamentals

  • A computer system is a collection of integrated components that process, store, and communicate information.
  • Computers power a wide range of devices, including smartphones, robots, and medical equipment.

Evolution of Computers

  • Modern digital electronic computers perform a wide range of tasks, from simple calculations to complex simulations.
  • The initial purpose of early computers was to perform calculations and process data quickly and efficiently.
  • Early mechanical devices built during the Industrial Revolution aimed to automate tasks such as weaving and calculation.

Software and Networking

  • The main software in a computer system is the operating system, which manages hardware resources and provides a platform for running applications.
  • A cluster refers to a group of computers linked and functioning together to achieve a common goal.
  • Computers are used as control systems in a broad range of products, including appliances, vehicles, and industrial equipment.

Internet and Connectivity

  • The internet is a global network of computers and users that links billions of people together.
  • Early mechanical devices built during the Industrial Revolution aimed to automate tasks such as weaving and calculation.

Output Devices

Printers

  • There are different types of printers, including:
    • Inkjet printers, which use a printhead to spray droplets of ink onto paper.
    • Laser printers, which use a laser beam to produce high-quality text and images.
    • 3D printers, which create three-dimensional objects by layering materials such as plastic and metal.

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