What is a computerCBSE Computer Science Class VChapter 1 2012

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What is a computer?CBSE Computer Science Class V,Chapter-1 -2012

What is a computer?CBSE Computer Science Class V,Chapter-1 -2012


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An electronic device that stores, retrieves,and processes data, and can be programmed with instructions. A computer is composed of hardware and software, and can exist in a variety of sizes and configurations.
A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out arbitrary sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. The ability of computers to follow generalized sets of operations, called programs, enables them to perform an extremely wide range of tasks.Such computers are used as control systems for a very wide variety of industrial and consumer devices. This includes simple special purpose devices like microwave ovens and remote controls, factory devices such as industrial robots and computer assisted design, but also in general purpose devices like personal computers and mobile devices such as smartphones. The Internet is run on computers and it connects millions of other computers.

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A computer is a machine or device that performs processes, calculations and operations based on instructions provided by a software or hardware program. It is designed to execute applications and provides a variety of solutions by combining integrated hardware and software components.

A computer is made up of multiple parts and components that facilitate user functionality. A computer has two primary categories:

  • Hardware: Physical structure that houses a computer's processor, memory, storage, communication ports and peripheral devices
  • Software: Includes operating system (OS) and software applications
A computer works with software programs that are sent to its underlying hardware architecture for reading, interpretation and execution. Computers are classified according to computing power, capacity, size, mobility and other factors, as personal computers (PC), desktop computers, laptop computers, minicomputers, handheld computers and devices, mainframes or supercomputers.

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