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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

Have you ever wondered how your computer operates - specifically, where it stores all the information it needs to run? This lesson will answer that question by explaining the general functions of the central processing unit (CPU), random-access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM).

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

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

Let's explore the capacity of internal and external storage devices. We'll learn how optical, magnetic and semiconductor storage works, as well as identify some examples of storage devices.

Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

5. Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources

This lesson will introduce you to computer operating systems and help you figure out the difference between application and operating system software. Also, we will learn the difference between a desktop and wallpaper.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

6. Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

Application software is a computer program to carry out a specific task. Learn about the different types of applications at the individual, workgroup and enterprise level.

World Wide Web: How the Web Works

7. World Wide Web: How the Web Works

In this lesson, an overview of the World Wide Web is discussed, including its development and operation. The various technologies that enable the Web to work are also described. Topics include Web browsers, hypertext markup language, hypertext transfer protocol, hyperlink and FTP.

Chapter Practice Exam
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