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Computer Anatomy Notes

Students will learn about the parts and components of a computer. They will also learn: 1. Identify basic parts of the computer (both internal and external) 2. Identify the four basic functions of a computer 3. Provide examples of input, output, process and storage devices 4. Describe the differences between inkjet and laser printers
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Input
the process of entering information into a computer.
Output
Anything that comes OUT of a computer at us (pictures, sound, audio)
RAM
Random Acsess Memory(RAM)is short term
ROM
Read Only Memory(ROM)is long term
Hard Drive
computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
DVD
a digital videodisc
CD ROM
Disk that can store up to 680 MB of data; data can only be read from it.
CPU
(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
process
a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
processor
(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
monitor
any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia
scanner
a radio receiver that that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for for some signal or condition
speakers
An output device that allows you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.
computer
a machine for performing calculations automatically
laser printer
electrostatic printer that focuses a laser beam to form images that are transferred to paper electrostatically
inkjet printer
Sprays ink through small holes to form words and images on paper.
general computer care
taking care of your computer
mouse
any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
keyboard
holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung