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 are the advantages and disadvantages of telecommuting. Question 2:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 3:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 4:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 5:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 6:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 7:What is an algorithm? Question 8:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 9:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 10:What was the name of the first commercially available computer and who were its creators? What did this computer's name stand for? Question 11:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 12:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 13:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 14:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 15:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 16:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 17:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 18:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 19:What do each of the following parts of the CPU do; the decode unit, the ALU, and the registers? Question 20:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed.
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