HOW A COMPUTER WORKS

BY MEERA ALSHEHHI

HARD DRIVE

A disk drive used to read from and write to a hard drive.

OPTICAL DRIVE

Optical disc drives are an integral part of stand-alone consumer appliances such as CD players, DVD players and DVD recorders.

monitor

A device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of something.

CPU

CPU is the abbreviation for central processing unit. The CPU is the brains of the computer where most calculations take place.

RAM


RAM is an acronym for random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes.RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices, such as printers.

Motherboards


A printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors for other circuit boards to be slotted into.

inputs/outputs

Relating to or for both input and output.

touch screen

A display device which allows the user to interact with a computer by touching areas on the screen.

OPERATING SYSTEM/ OTHER SOFTWARE

The low-level software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks and controlling peripherals.

Tim berners lee

Sir Timothy John Tim Berners-Lee,also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

Alan turing

Alan Mathison Turing was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner.