- Create a professional Word document. Include your name, course number and chapter number at the top of each page.
- Each question is worth one point except for the Thought Questions.
- Print your completed document and submit at the START of class on the due date. Hand-written assignments or late assignments will NOT be accepted.
- Include the number of each question in your document. Answer only the assigned questions.
(8 points) People in Computer Science
John Vincent Atanasoff (page 126)
- Herman Hollerith (page 129)
- What was John doing right before he starting generating ideas on how to build an electronic computing device?
- List 5 basic elements that John changed in his design from current devices such as the Monroe calculator and the IBM tabulator?
- What was the name of the first prototype called that John created?
- Why was John's patent application not filed for his computer?
- Who filed a patent for the ENIAC computer as the first digital computer?
- The ENIAC was declared a derivative work. Who was declared the inventor?
- What problem was Hollerith trying to solve with punched cards and his tabulating machine?
- What was Hollerith's company called that he founded in 1896? (do research)
Photo from John Atanasoff's web site
Photo from Freebase.com
Early Office Museum - great web site for computer history
(23 points) Matching
(4 points)5.1 Individual Computer Components
(17 points) 5.2 Stored Program Concept
- #30, 32, 34-39, 43-46, 50, 54, 60-62
(0 points) 5.3 Embedded Systems
- See thought questions below.
(0 points) 5.4 Parallel Architectures
(8 points) Thought Questions
2 points each. Write a paragraph or more to answer each question.
- #3 drives
- #5 kitchen embedded computers
- (Read Ethical Issues Computer Hoaxes and ScamsPage 144 before answering these questions.)
#6 Have you (or a friend or family member) ever been taken in by a hoax? Were you angry or just annoyed?
#7 Have you or anyone you know been the victim of a scam artist? Do you know anyone personally that has been the victim of identity theft?