S: Computer Parts
BC: My Project On Computer Parts | Written By : Jhannelle Francis
FC: My Project on a Computer System | By : Jhannelle Francis Date : October 2011 Teacher : Miss Hall
1: Introduction | This electronic scrapbook briefly explains hardware , software and processing cycle of a computer system. | Enjoy !
2: What is Hardware .? | This is the name given to the physical part of a computer.
3: What is Software ? | This is the name given to computer programs that tell the hardware how to work. | There are two types of software : Application Software Operating System
4: Application Software | This is a software that instructs a computer to carry out a specific task. Examples :
5: Operating System | System Software is usually called Operating System. This controls the hardware and how all other software works. Windows is most commonly used , made by Microsoft Corporation.
6: What is a Processing Cycle ? | This is the different stages a computer goes through to process data. The processing cycle includes i) Input ii) Output iii)Storage Media
7: Input Devices | These devices enter information into the computer.
8: Output Devices | These get processed information , out of a computer.
9: Storage Media | These devices store information until ready to use.
10: The Central Processing Unit | This is the brain of the computer and controls how the rest of the computer works. This is consist of : Control Unit Arithmetic Logic Unit
11: Control Unit | Arithmetic Logic Unit | This carries out instructions in the software and directs the flow of data. | This performs calculations and logic operations.