Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, the students must be able to 1. Have a general overview of computer system, which includes the fundamental components for computer system hardware and software 2. Abroad overview of the field of computer science and include a fundamental and topical issues in computer science 3. Programmed using programming languages 4. Learn how an operating system interfaces the hardware resources with user’s environment 5. Provide fundamental concepts of database 6. Develop internet and web applications
UNIT 1 Topics: Computer Concepts and their Application Objectives By the end of this lecture, you should be able to 1. Identify and name computer parts 2. Define basic concepts used in computer 3. Explain applications of computers 4. Discuss advantages & disadvantages of computers 5. Practice the DOS, Windows, File and Extension programs with computers. AI bntroduction The 20th century saw the birth of one of the most important tools widely in use today called a computer. Today, computers are used for communication, management, research, drawing and design as well as entertainment. This st century is being referred to as the digital age A computer is an electronic device that accepts user input (data) and processes it under the influence of a set of instructions referred to as programs to produce the desired output generally referred to as information. • Data- are the raw facts may not make much meaning to the user. • Programs- are set of instructions that instruct a computer what to do . • Information -is result after data has been processed.