Lesson 2:Layout of a Computer

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This lesson introduces the learner to the basic working processes of a computer. It demonstrates how the memory and the processor coordinate activities based on instructions received from input devices or computer programs stored on the disk drive.

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By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:
  • List the basic components of a computer
  • Describe how the memory relates to the processor for task handled by the computer
  • Explain how input is obtained either from stored data or from input devices
  • Describe how output is co-ordinated between the backing stores and the computer's memory and processor

Lesson content

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The diagrammatic layout simplifies the processes that occur when a computer is processing information and how it receives input data and outputs information to backing stores and the display unit.

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  • Draw an outline of a computer process indicating the input and output components

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Put your further reading here

Kaprebbie 15:27, 26 February 2007 (CET)