computer science ch 2

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In binary language, each letter of the alphabet, each number and each special character is made up of a unique combination of

8 bits

A_____ is approximately 1 billion bytes

gigabyte

Large expensive computers that support hundreds of user simultaneously are called

mainframes

Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to____data

input

_____ are larghe printers used to produce oversize pictures that require precise continuous lines, such as maps and architectural plans

plotters

inkjet printers and laser printers are examples of ____ printers

nonimpact

The ____port resembles a standard phone jack

modem

______is the place in a computer where the programs and data the computer is currently using are stored

RAM

Devices such as monitors and printers that are connected to the computer are called_____

peripheral devices

Monitor screen grids are made up of millions of pixels, with each pixel containing___ subpixels of colors

three

What controls the way in which your computer system functions?

Operating System

Which is the most common type of monitor?

LCD monitor

What enables your computer to connect with other computers?

Network interface card

Which is NOT another name for a flash drive?

Zip

To add additional ports to your computer, what do you need?

An expansion card

Which holds the instructions the computer needs to start up?

ROM

Which is TRUE about mainframe computers?

They support hundreds of users simultaneously

Which is NOT important to consider when buying a printer?

Paper

Which is NOT a storage device?

Touch Screen

What lets you transfer digital data between your computer and devices such as digital cameras?

Flash memory card

The CPU clock speed determines the performance of the CPU

False

The hard drive is an example of a nonvolatile storage device

True

Ergonomics is important only with desktop computers,not movile devicesq

False

For printing photos, printing at 1,200 dpi is sufficient

False

some mice include wireless USB receivers that contain flash memory to store your files

True

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