Introduction to Computer Systems

Review these notes. For maximum benefit, go through these notes interactively, thinking about and answering the questions at the bottom of each page. These notes are an experiment in applying the "programmed learning" method to web-based computer aided instruction. The subject is Java Programming for beginning programmers. The content is intended to start beginning programmers out on the track to professional-level programming and reinforce learning by providing abundant feedback. Java is a programming language that is used often in professional practice.


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Chapter Topics:

  • Hardware and Software
  • Components of a Computer System
  • Networks
  • World-Wide Web

A computer is a complex system consisting of both hardware and software components. This chapter discusses these components.


Question 1:

What do you think about the movie The Wizard of Oz?

Source: Bradley Kjell,
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