Computer hardware for informationsystem
A computer system consists of interrelated components ±computer hardware,software and peripheral devices ±that convert data into information.
Basics of data representation
Data ±numbers, alphabets,symbols, graphs images ±external datarepresentationComputer ±understands data through bits.
is smallest unit of data in acomputer (1 or 0).
Unique combination of 8 bits (megabyte, gigabyte, terrabyte)
Most important characteristics of computer hardware
1)Speed ±rate at which computer can process data and instructions ±number of instructions processed per second. Processing time millionths of a second2)Size ±
he amount of memory required to store the data and instructions