Introduction to Computer

After completing this lesson, student must be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of computer.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of computer.
  • Explain about electro-mechanical computers.
  • Describe the history of computer.
  • List the uses and applications of computer.
  • Explain the generation of computer.

Notes

Introduction to Computer

Computers are the machines that can perform tasks or calculations according to set of instructions or programs. This note introduces you with the computer.

History of Computer

Abacus is the first counting device, developed by Chinese and Egyptians, 2500 years ago. This note contains a brief description on how computers have evolved.

Applications of Computer

Some of the application areas of computer are banking, education, industries, entertainments, hospitals, data processing etc. This note provide us an information about application areas of computer.

Electro Mechanical Computers

Mark I is the first electro-mechanical computer developed by Howard Aiken in 1937. This note provide us an information about Electro-Mechanical Computers.

Generation of Computer

The fifth generation computers are based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and are still in development. This note provide us the information about generation of computer.