Ch 19: Holt Physical Science Chapter 19: Electronic Technology

About This Chapter

The Electronic Technology chapter of this Holt Physical Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential physical science lessons of electronic technology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Electronic Technology textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Holt Physical Science Electronic Technology chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the electronic technology topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • The history of computers
  • Computer memory and processing devices
  • External and internal storage devices
  • Computer operating systems
  • Application software
  • The World Wide Web and how it works

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7 Lessons in Chapter 19: Holt Physical Science Chapter 19: Electronic Technology
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Circuits, Circuit Boards & Semiconductors: Uses & Parts

1. Circuits, Circuit Boards & Semiconductors: Uses & Parts

Current flows through electronic circuits. Learn about the parts of a circuit and how circuits are built around circuit boards. Also, discover how semiconductors showed us the path to the small, but powerful integrated circuits of modern electronics.

History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution

2. History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution

Modern computing has a rich history. Learn about the earliest computing devices developed by humans, the first electronic computers and the development of modern computer components, such as microprocessors and the graphical user interface, in this video lesson.

Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

3. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

Computer memory and processing devices have various functions and characteristics. Explore the components of computers, including the CPU and its core, and discover the different types of computer memory and processing devices.

External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

4. External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

The three types of external and internal computer storage are optical, magnetic, and semiconductor storage. Explore the different types of storage devices and their capacities and find out the function of cloud storage.

Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

5. Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

Operating system software is used in computers to process start-up instructions, communicate between application software and the devices used, maintain system performance, and change user settings. Learn about the differences between application software and operating system software, how to use the Recycle Bin, and how to change the desktop background wallpaper.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

6. Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

Application software enables computers to perform tasks beyond the functionality of the operating system installed when the machine was built, such as adding word processing software, for example. Learn how most applications come in OS-specific form, and explore software applications for personal use, for enterprises, and for workgroup objectives.

World Wide Web: How the Web Works

7. World Wide Web: How the Web Works

The World Wide Web relies on various technologies to make it work. Explore who developed the Web, how it works, which technologies make up the Web, and learn some web-specific terms and their functions.

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