History of Computers

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Nov 2, 2013 (4 years and 2 months ago)

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History of Computers


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Go to this link:
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/articles/history.htm

Directions: Answer each of the questions after reading the article above. Write in
complete sentences. You must think and be creative with your answers.



1. Why do so many people not know how the modern computer began?


2. Why do you think the comp
uter has changed more rapidly than the car?


3. Name 3 ways people dealt with numbers and data in ancient times.


4. Why was Blaise Pascal honored with a computer language named for him?


5. What did Charles Babbage invent?


6. How did the IBM comp
any begin?


7. What was so significant about the contest Herman Hollerith won?


8. What was the dimensions of the Mark I verse the ENIAC?


9. How do you think W.W.II might have been different if the ENIAC had not been
invented then?


10. Who came up

with the idea of using "binary code" to store programs for
computers?


Go to this link:
http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/articles/generations.htm

Directions: An
swer each of the questions after reading the article above. Write in
complete sentences. You must think and be creative with your answers.



1. In each of the 4 generations what was the cause for the increase of speed, power,
or memory?


2. Why did t
he ENIAC and other computers like it give off so much heat? (Be very
specific)


3. What characteristics made the transistors better than the vacuum tube?


4. How was space travel made possible through the invention of transistors?


5. What did the m
icroprocessor allow the computers to do? and What was the
microprocessor's original purpose?


6. When was the first computer offered to the public and what was its name?


7. What are Robert Noyce and Jack Kilby known for?


8. Intel was started by?


9. What are monolithic integrated circuits?


10. How do you think society will be different if scientists are able to create a chip
that will perform a trillion operations in a single second?