Intro to Computer Science Terminology by Robyn Silber


Computer Science A complex definition: Computer Science is the study of information technology, processes, and their interactions with the world. A simple definition: Computer Science is the study of using computers to solve problems. Computer Basics A computer is a machine that performs computations based on instructions. A computer is made up of two components: hardware software Hardware consists of the physical components of your computer. If you can kick it, punch it, or pick it up to throw it, it’s hardware. Software, on the other hand, is not a physical component. Software consists of a set of instructions for the hardware. These instructions are typically saved in files on your computer. The instructions aren’t in English or any other spoken language; they are in a special type of language, called a programming language. To sum it up, hardware is anything you can physically touch. Softwareprovides the instructions that tell....

June 10, 2019
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