An integrated circuit. a thin piece silicon that contains all the componets of an electronic circuit
A symbol, such as a square or a underline bar, that shows you where you are on the screen; the cursor may flash or blink
A set of methods for collecting, handling, and outputting data to reach certain goals
A flat, circular pice of metal or plastic coated with magnetic material and used for storing data
A connector inside a computer designed to allow a user to add printed circuit boards-Daughter boards-to the mother board
A reusable magnetic storage medium that uses a thin myar circular disk as the storage surface.
the Physical parts of the computer system that you can touch and feel such as the keyboard, monitor, and computer case.
-n 1,024(2^10) storage units(1,024 bytes); often rounded to 1,000; a measure of computer memory
A list of choice shown on the screen from which the user picks a command or data to enter into the computer.
The main circuit board of a computer housing the micrprocessor and providing the means of connecting all the componets that make up the computer
A computer input device used as a pointing and drawing instrument by selecting specific positions on the monitor display
The computer generated information that is displayed to the user in some discernible form such as a screen display, printed page, or sound
Term used refer to both the control unit and the arithmeticllogic unit together as part of the CPU
Random Access Memory
Form of primary memory in which instructions and data can be Read, written, or Erased
Term used to describe the computer's activity of getting an item in memory and interpereting it
Read Only Memory
Storage memoryChips that are able to maintain their contents if the power is disrupted. ROM chips have theircontents determined st the time of their fabrication ; can be written to only once
A computer input device that can read text, images, and bar codes and translate them into digital code that a computer understand
Storage that is not involved in the processing of information. This type of storage is used to maintain the digatal information for later use. includes such storage device as disks, tapes, and CDs.
a c~mpuler program that imitates a realworld situation; it can shoew what happens when conditions in that situation are changed.