How a Computer Works!

Mariya Nafees

Hard Drive

A hard drive is a disk drive that allows the computer to read from and write to a hard disk.
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Optical Drive

The optical disk drive is the integral part of consumer appliances such as DVDs, CDs, and Blu-Rays. Basically this is the part that scans or reads the disk using a laser light so it can burn the data on your chosen device. This allows us to play our music, watch our shows, and enjoy a funny movie!
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Monitor

The monitor displays the computer's user interface. This is the also known as our computer's screen.
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CPU

The CPU is the Central Processing Unit and is commonly called the processor. The CPU is the brain of the entire system because that is where the details are located. It is implanted in the motherboard
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RAM

RAM stands for random access memory, which is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly.
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Motherboard

The motherboard connects all of the parts of a computer together. The CPU, memory, hard drives, optical drives,and other ports and expansion cards are all inside the mother board.
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Input and Output


Input is where all documents, programs, and files are inserted in the computer. Output is when these files are processed and can be viewed on the monitor.

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Touch Screen

A touch screen is a screen that can be manipulated through the use of our fingers. The screens have specific sensors that allow us to do this.
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Operating System (OS)/ Other Software

An operating system is the part of the computer that controls the operation of the device and allows us access to certain applications.
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Tim Berners Lee

Tim Berners Lee was the creator of the World Wide Web and a famous computer scientist
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Alan Turning

Alan Turning was a very well know british computer scientist
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