Introduction to Computing
This is an introduction to computer systems which aims to give the beginner an overview of practical computing. The potential applications of computers are pointed out, and students are encouraged to use computers to solve problems and enhance their own work practices. The book is aimed at those taking an IT conversion course and arts students who need an overview of computing.
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What is computing?
Part Two Computing and information processing
The user interface
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algorithm analogue array ASCII ASCII character assembly language binary bits built-in types byte called central processing unit Chapter clause logic collection of numbers command interpreter components computer program computer system computer-based solutions computer's memory data items data structures data values database decimal engineering example executed expert system facilities Figure functional grammar hardware high-level language high-level programming language Horn clauses implemented input and output input data input or output input/output instruction integer numbers iteration keyboard logical machine language machine language program mathematical memory locations menu method names natural language object operand operating system output data output devices package particular Pascal personal computer physical pixel printer problem program counter programming language Prolog query queue representation represented requires screen Sentence set sequence shown in Fig software life-cycle specification stored student translation typically user interface usually window word-processor