Computers and Information Processing
Aims to introduce the reader to the world of computers, illustrating how to use them. Topics covered include file processing, data communications, databases, computer languages and programming, packaged software, systems analysis and design and information systems.
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accounts addition allow analysis applications basic begin bits called characters command communications complete computer system consists contains cost create database decision describe determine developed devices direct disk display document electronic entered example executed field FIGURE flowchart functions graphics hardware increased input instructions interface language logical machine magnetic mainframe memory microcomputer microprocessor mode monitor move needed operating system optical organization output packages perform possible present primary storage printed printer problem processing processor produce publishing receive record referred represent result screen secondary signals speed steps storage stored structure symbols tape tasks terminal tion track transmission transmit understand unit utilize write written