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Computers: Inside & Out- storage Vocabulary Worksheet
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Is stored on chips located on the motherboard.
Memory is stored in the hard drive.
holds 1.44 MB of storage.
Magnetism and Electricity
The process of reading and writing to a hard or floppy disk is done with electrcity or magnetism
It usually stores about 650 MB.
Pits and Lands
CDs use pits and lands to store data on the disk's surface.
Always keep magnets away from computers and floppy disks because they can erase information.
The purpose of storage in a computer is to hold data or information.
Hard drives spin at 3600 or more rpm.
A DVD holds even more information than a CD.
A program is a set of instructions that tells the computer how to perform a specific task.
Programs are like translators that allow people to work without learning the computer's language.
Using bits and bites in different combinations to represent a code is known as programming
Copying a program onto y our computer's hard drive from another source is known as installing the program
People who write codes to create programs are known as computer programmers.
Basic and Pascal
Two examples of programming languages are basic and pascal.
Some programs can be downloaded from the internet directly to your hard drive.
If you wanted to write a letter, you would use a word processing type of program.
Computer games are entertainment programs.
You would use a desktop publishing program to create a birthday card.
A component as a CRT with a screen for viewing data at a computer terminal.
an input device that enters data with letters, numbers, symbols, and special function keys.
A camera that images rather than recording on film. Once a picture has been taken, it can be downloaded to a computer and then manipulated and printed.
a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad
an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
(computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
a device that allows the user to see or hear the information the computer compiles
Communications hardware device that facilitates the transmission of data.
Basic Input Output System
Central Processing Unit
Read Only Memory
computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on
a circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components
A computer expansion card that takes graphical data from the computer and converts it to a signal that can be transmited to a monitor over a wire or cable.
transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports
converts AC power from the wall outlet into the lower voltages of DC power required to power all components of the computer
an expansion board that enables a computer to manipulate and output sounds
Floppy disk drive
a storage device that stores files using removable magnetic disks
the cutting part of a drill
a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
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