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Module 1 Section 1 12 Software and Hardware Hardware the physical components of your computer the box and its contents microprocessor hard disk graphics card etc together with the monitor keyboard and mouse Hardware includes components called Peripherals Separate hardware items that are added onto the basic computer unit such as the monitor modem printer keyboard Software programs that make a computer do things There are three basic categories of software Operating Systems eg Windows languages eg Java and C and applications eg word processors and spreadsheets Software can be divided into three basic categories Operating systems the operating system eg DOS Windows and UNIX manages the computers resources provides a means of interfacing with the user and runs application packages Languages These allow developers to write new software programs examples include Basic C Assembler Pascal C Visual Basic and Java Applications applications programs eg word processors spreadsheets allow you to perform activities using your computer 13 Binary Bits and Bytes Transistors tiny switches that only can be in one of two states that is on or off In mathematics the term binary is used to refer to a number system which has only two digits that is 1 and 0Any number from the denary system can be represented in binary 0 in denary is 0 in binary Similarly 1 in denary is 1 in binary When you get to 2 in denary you have a problem How do you represent two You simply create a new column and start afresh using 1 and 0 so 2 in denary becomes 10 in binary When you move on to 3 in denary you proceed as before 3 becomes 11 in binary The table below will explain a bit in another way The difference between data and instructions Data is the current information the computer program is working with might
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