The Development of the Computer

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 1 month ago)

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The Development of the Computer


Complete the following questions by referring to the Hardware Basics Lessons.


1.

What did first Generation computers use instead of microchips?



2.

How were numbers stored in first generation computer?



3.

How big would a first
generation computer have been?



4.

How did the invention of stored programs change how computers worked?




5.

What language were the program instructions for early stored program computers written
in?



6.

What is a transistor?



7.

How did the invention of the tra
nsistor affect the development of computers?



8.

How was data stored in second
-
generation computers?



9.

Why was FORTRAN developed and what is it?



10.

What are 3 examples of early high
-
level programming languages?



11.

What were 3
rd

generation computers like?



12.

Wha
t is an IC?



13.

Why is silicon used for making computer chips?



14.

What is a mainframe computer? What is a terminal?




15.

How has the invention of the microchips changed the development of computers?



16.

What is a microprocessor?