Introduction to computers lecture notes

Nonuniversity of wisconsin students and teachers are welcome to print these notes for your own use. A 15th lecture about physical implementations and general outlook was more sketchy, and i didnt write lecture notes for it. My aim is to help students and faculty to download study materials at one place. For each lecture, id be uploading the relevant chapters powerpoint slides from mcgrawhills site for the convenience of the students. Computer hardware 3 lectures introduction to code 5 lectures artificial intelligence 1 lecture. These chapters may also be read as a general introduction to the area of quantum computation and information from the perspective of a theoretical computer scientist. Hardware is the physical components of a computer system. Basics of computers introduction being a modernday kid you must have used, seen, or read about computers. Hardware is the physical components of a computer system e. For interested students, the student resources for the book introduction to information technology by williams and sawyer can be found here. There are 33 lectures with active learning exercises during the term, starting with lecture 3 plus two during the last week of term that you are not required. Find materials for this course in the pages linked along the left. Todays personal computers still contain the components necessary for the four.

This is also sometime called the machinery or the equipment of the computer. This section provides the schedule of lecture topics along with lecture notes and sample code to supplement the session content. Download and look at thousands of study documents in introduction to computers on docsity. Concepts for a digital, course technology, thomson learning.

These notes are to accompany the computer concepts powerpoint presentation. Demystifying technology technical literacy communication with software engineers course overview. It normally contains a keyboard and mouse for input, speakers, monitor, and printer for output, a system unit that contains the processor chip, and a cd drive, dvd drive, floppy drive, and hard drive as secondary storage units. Introduction to computers, programs, and java disk drives hard disks and floppy disks, cd. Check your progress 1 bring out any three characteristics of computer notes. We have included this unit to help those who are teaching students with no computer background. Mit opencourseware makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of mits subjects available on the web, free of charge. This is because they are an integral part of our everyday existence. Input device is any peripheral piece of computer hardware equipment to provide data. Shelly, cashman and vermaat, discovering computers 2003. Foundations of computer sciencec lecture notes class notes introduction, including intro to logic notes 1. In these computer networks notes pdf, we will study the concepts of data communication and computer networks which comprises of the study of the standard models for the layered protocol architecture to communicate between autonomous computers in a. Write short notes on fourth generation of computers, limitations of computers.

This web site assumes that you have a computer ready to be used and that all the necessary parts are connected. Demonstrate proficiency in the purpose and behavior of basic programming constructs. Computers internal architectural design comes in different types and sizes, but the basic structure remains same of all computer systems. Lecture 1 introduction computer science 1 spring 2016 1.

One interesting connection between computation and mathematics, which is. Introduction to computing e xplorations in language, logic, and machines david evans university of virginia. Word processing software allows you to input data such as an essay, save it, revise and resave it, and print it whenever you wish. This phidget kit features one of the many tools taught in this course to model a logical system and solve an engineering problem. Any kind of computers consists of hardware and software. Sehrish rafiq department of computer science university of peshawar 2. Chapter one introduction to computer computer a computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory that can accept data input, process the data according to specified rules, produce information output, and store the information for future use1. Before we begin exploring those concepts, you need to understand a few basic things about computers and how they work. Find notes, summaries, exercises for studying introduction to computers. View introduction to computer application notes 2 from technology ted072 at university of eldoret. The term computer hardware or computer parts is used to describe computer components that can be seen and touched.

Stca301 introduction to computer applications prepared by p. Please refer to these notes when viewing the presentation. Problem solving is a process of transforming the description of a problem into the solution of that problem by using our knowledge of the problem domain and by relying on our ability to select and use appropriate problemsolving strategies, techniques and tools. Objectivesobjectivesafter completing this chapter, you will be able to. A computer system consists of hardware, the physical unit. Introduction to computing lecture notes and computer exercises karin carling gotebor. With more than 2,000 courses available, ocw is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge. Ranga agricultural university lecture notes course no. However, any introductory course in the use of micro computers is likely to have covered this material already. This unit provides a brief introduction to computer hardware and software.

Bring these to class so that you wont have to spend as much time during lecture writing. The major components of generalpurpose computer system are input unit, maininternal. Cs 537 introduction to operating systems lecture notes. Examples of hardware in a computer are the keyboard, the monitor, the mouse and the central processing unit.

Hardware and software in this section of notes you will learn about the basic parts of a computer and how they work. Lecture notes introduction to computers and engineering. Introduction to computers 1 james tam introduction to computers. Faculty of computer science bachelor in applied computer science bachelor in production engineering introduction to programming lectures notes a. Breaking through products introduced by steve jobs apple pc, macintosh, itune, iphone. Introduction to computing lecture notes and computer exercises.

The input device, in this case, is a keyboard, which you use to type in the original essay and any changes you want to make to it. Course overview computer code computer hardware course goals. Hardware refers to the physical elements of a computer. Introduction to programming online, pdf use of objects and variables online, pdf definition of methods and classes online, pdf primitive data types online, pdf conditional statements online, pdf loop statements online, pdf.

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