Step by Step instructions for the computer to follow.

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What is the definition of Decomposition?

It involves breaking down a complex problem into smaller parts that are more manageable and easier to understand.

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What is the definition of abstraction?

simplifying something by removing unnecessary information for the problem to be solved.

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What is the definition of Psuedo - code ?

a way of writing algorithms in plain English, it is a way to plan what you are going to code.

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What is the definition of Flowchart ?

A diagram that represents a set of instructions by using standard symbols to represent different types of instructions.

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What is the definition of input ?

An input is data which the computer receives, such as sound from a speaker

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What is the definition of processing?

the computer processes the inputted data and decodes it so it can be understood.

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What is the definition of output ?

An output is data which the computer sends, e.g an image to a monitor

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What is the definition of a linear search ?

A linear search is one which searches for something by checking every item in a list, from the beginning until it finds it.

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What is the definition of a binary search ?

A binary search searches for something in an ordered list. A binary search algorithm takes the data and keeps dividing the list in half until it finds the item it is looking for

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What is the definition of a merge sort ?

A merge sort is a sort which splits the list down into individual parts before putting it back into lists of 2 values and then 4 etc. this reduces the amount of comparisons needed.

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What is the definition of a bubble sort ?

a bubble sort compares 2 values in a list and switches them if they are not in the correct order. it continues until a pass is completed with no switches made.

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What is the definition of a data type ?

different types of data (e.g. numbers and letters) are stored under different data types such as integer or string.

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What is the definition of an integer ?

An integer data type stores is any whole number

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Card 2

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It involves breaking down a complex problem into smaller parts that are more manageable and easier to understand.

Back

What is the definition of Decomposition?

Card 3

Front

simplifying something by removing unnecessary information for the problem to be solved.

Back

Card 4

Front

a way of writing algorithms in plain English, it is a way to plan what you are going to code.

Back

Card 5

Front

A diagram that represents a set of instructions by using standard symbols to represent different types of instructions.

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