ITGS Chapter 2: Hardware Basics – Inside the Box

Posted: Wednesday, 26 September 2007 in 2.1.1. System Fundamentals
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Chapter Objectives:

After you read this chapter you should be able to:

  • Explain in general terms how computers store and manipulate information
  • Describe the basic structure and organization of a computer
  • Discuss the functions and interactions of a computer system’s principal internal components
  • Explain why a computer typically has different types of memory and storage devices

Book Reference: Computer Confluence pg 70-99

Chapter 2 Terms

Chapter 2 Revision: Hardware Basics – Inside the Box (PDF)

Binary and Decimal Numbers (PDF)

BBC News Article about computer recycling: Nigeria fears e-waste ‘toxic legacy’ | Link to original Document

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