fundementals of computer systems

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what is a computer
a computer is an electronic programmable data processing machine
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define a system
a system is a collection of parts that work together for a defined purpose
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define a computer sytem
a collection of hardware and software that works together to acheive some data processing task
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what s a system boundary
somethng that seperates the system from the outside world,(sometimes called interfaces)
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state two ways computer systems have affect our lives
improved quality in manufacturing, cheaper manufacturing, faster access to info, better decision making, new ways of doing business, new ways of comunicating
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names two examples of a computer sysytem
car engine management, holiday booking, washing machine, sat nav
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what is a general purpose system and name an example
designed to perform multiple tasks for the common person, eg. a laptop or a tablet
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what is a dedicated system and give an example
designed to perform a single function or a set of functions, eg. a vending machine
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what is a control system and give an example
a computer system that controls machinery, eg. an industrial robot
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define an embedded system
a computer system that is part or a larer
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