UCSC CMPE 003 - Hardware and Software (29 pages)

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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Cmpe 003 - Personal Computer Concepts

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Welcome to CMPE003 Personal Computer Concepts Hardware and Software Winter 2003 UC Santa Cruz Instructor Guy Cox First Assignment Details on the class web page http www soe ucsc edu classes cmpe003 Fall03 Due Monday October 6 2003 Must be received by 11 59 AM PDT 9 25 2003 2 1st Homework Due October 6 2003 NOTE This homework must be completed successfully to continue in this class If this homework is not received by the due date you will be dropped from the class 9 25 2003 3 Computers Tools for an Information Age Chapter 1 Part a The Big Picture Chapter Objectives Describe the three fundamental characteristics of computers Speed reliability storage Describe at least four areas of society in which computers are used Identify the basic components of a computer system input processing output and storage IPOS List some common input output and storage media Distinguish raw data from information Describe the significance of computer networks Explain the significance of the Internet Explain the various classifications of computers 9 25 2003 5 Information Age Evolving more rapidly than Industrial Age Will continue into the current century 9 25 2003 6 Cornerstones of our Economy Forging a Computer Based Society Land Labor Capital Information 9 25 2003 7 Jobs Forging a Computer Based Society From physical to mental From muscle power to brain power 9 25 2003 8 A Computer in Your Future Where are they used Bank withdrawal Supermarket Driving the car Do I need a Personal Computer Half of Americans have one at home Many more use one at work Will I use a computer in my future career Almost every job will involve use of a computer 9 25 2003 9 Computer Literacy Awareness Importance Versatility Pervasiveness in our society Knowledge What are computers How do computers work Terminology Interaction Use some simple computer applications 9 25 2003 10 The Attributes of Computers The Technological Determinism Viewpoint Characteristics Speed Reliability Storage capability 9 25 2003 Results



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