Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 2:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed. Question 3:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 4:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 5:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 6:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 7:What kind of computer applications require a Supercomputer? Give two examples. Question 8:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 9:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 10:What is an algorithm? Question 11:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 12:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 13:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 14:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 15:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 16:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 17:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 18:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 19:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 20:Describe either USB or firewire.
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