CSC 200

Chapter 5 Computer Components
- 70 Points

Instructions & Grading

CSI textbook








6th Edition

Basic Instructions

  • 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.

Assignment Details

(8 points) People in Computer Science
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John Vincent Atanasoff (page 128)
- Herman Hollerith (page 131)

  1. What was John doing right before he starting generating ideas on how to build an electronic computing device?

  2. List 5 basic elements that John changed in his design from current devices such as the Monroe calculator and the IBM tabulator?

  3. What was the name of the first prototype called that John created?

  4. Why was John's patent application not filed for his computer?

  5. Who filed a patent for the ENIAC computer as the first digital computer?

  6. The ENIAC was declared a derivative work. Who was declared the inventor?

  7. What problem was Hollerith trying to solve with punched cards and his tabulating machine?

  8. What was Hollerith's company called that he founded in 1896? (do research)

Atanasoff
Photo from John Atanasoff's web site

Hollerith
Herman Hollerith
Photo from Freebase.com

Early Office Museum - great web site for computer history

(23 points) Matching

  • #1 - #23

(6 points) 5.1 Individual Computer Components

  • # 24 (3 pts), #26, #28, #29

(15 points) 5.2 Stored Program Concept

  • # 30, #32, #33, #34, #35, #37 - #44, #45, #50

(0 points) 5.3 Embedded Systems

  • None in book.

(3 points) 5.4 Parallel Architectures

  • #51, #52, #53

(7 points) More Questions

  • #54, #57, #60, #61, #62, #65, #66

(8 points) Thought Questions
2 points each. Write a paragraph or more to answer each question.
Read Ethical Issues - Is Privacy a Thing of the Page page 148 before answering these questions.)

  • (2 pts) #1 identity theft
  • (3 pts) #2 privacy vs. convenience
  • (3 pts) #4 privacy vs. social media

Submission

  • Print your Word document.
  • Submit at the start of class on or before the due date.

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