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Ch 1: Basic Computer Concepts

About This Chapter

To learn or review basic computer concepts, check out this chapter's fun lessons and quizzes. The chapter can be used as a textbook supplement, test preparation guide, homework help tool or independent learning resource.

Basic Computer Concepts - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers a high-level overview of basic computer concepts. Taught by expert computer science instructors, this chapter examines the history and impact of computers, as well as the foundations of computer systems, information systems and information technology. The lessons are designed to be simple, concise and entertaining, and we've included plenty of self-assessments throughout the chapter. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the history and evolutions of computers
  • Compare mobile, stationary and multi-user computer systems
  • Explain how computers have shaped work environments
  • Differentiate between information technology and information systems

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