Computer Defined

Topics: Computer, Personal computer, Mainframe computer Pages: 45 (13611 words) Published: March 23, 2013
Introduction to Computing
A Journey Towards The Computing World
This book provides the introduction to the basic concepts related to the computing field. It also provides you the brief and clean introductory class about various types of the computers.

Author: Ali Asghar Manjotho
12/25/2007

A word about the Author and the Book
This book is written, composed, and organized by Mr. Ali Asghar Manjotho — studying at Computer Systems Engineering Department under the kind umbrella of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro bearing the roll number (07CS20). He started to receive his pre-primary and primary education at Mehran University Public School Jamshoro (Presently, Mehran University Higher Secondary Public School Jamshoro). Then he continued there up to secondary education level. After that he received the higher education from the Government Muslim Science College Hyderabad. Now presently he is continuing is Bachelors degree plan at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro in the Department of Computer Systems Engineering. This book, as its title elaborates, provides the introductory concepts and ideas about the computer field. This book is designed to meet the needs of Introduction to various computing concepts including the various concepts about the computer itself, its types, its parts, and its components and so on. In order to provide you the clear and standardized definitions and ideas, this book gets the help from the encyclopedia. If you consider yourself limited in this book, you can take online help by browsing the web page www.wikipedia.com. This book has got clear formatting and arrangement of material in to it so you can analyze certain paragraph or section very easily. It also has got a magnetized look which attracts you towards itself. In the single line the author names the book as the “A Journey Toward The Computing World”.

Table of Contents
Chapter 01: Introduction to Computers
Computer ..................................................................................................................... 1 Classification of computers on the basis of size .......................................................... 2 1) 2) 3) 4) Super Computers ..................................................................................................................... 2 Mainframe Computers ............................................................................................................. 3 Minicomputers......................................................................................................................... 4 Microcomputers ...................................................................................................................... 5

Desktop Computers ........................................................................................................................... 6 Workstations...................................................................................................................................... 6 Notebook Computers ......................................................................................................................... 7 Tablet PCs .......................................................................................................................................... 8 Handheld PCs ..................................................................................................................................... 9 Smart Phones ..................................................................................................................................... 9

Classification of computers on the basis of type of data used OR on the basis of their working principles ..................................................................................................... 10 Analog...
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