Computer Systems

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  • Created on: 22-02-14 10:49
Computer systems come in all shapes and sizes i.e. a large mainframe to a small control system in a mobile phone.
They can be used everywhere because they are VERSATILE, SMALL and CHEAP.
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A system is a collection of parts which work together for a common purpose.
Systems can INTERACT with other systems.
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A system must produce an OUTPUT. This is what makes it USEFUL.
If it has an output, it must have an INPUT.
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A system can be make up of SUB-SYSTEMS.
Interconnections between systems is called an INTERFACE.
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System boundary is what separates what IS in a system and what IS NOT in a system.
A system boundary is harder to define when systems form part of other systems.
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Card 2

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Systems can INTERACT with other systems.

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A system is a collection of parts which work together for a common purpose.

Card 3

Front

If it has an output, it must have an INPUT.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Interconnections between systems is called an INTERFACE.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A system boundary is harder to define when systems form part of other systems.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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