# Computer Flashcards

Buckle up and prepare to learn all you need to know - or ever wondered - about the computer - as common in our modern world as a pair of jeans and a morning latte! It’s hard to imagine a classroom, home or office without a computer today but did you know they’ve only been a common possession for the last couple of decades? Despite this, tech experts credit tally sticks in 20,000 BC as the first primitive form of computer.

Our high tech digital versions didn’t flicker into life until much later of course with mobile computers a very recent invention. Did you know that as well as your desktop computer at home or in the office, many other devices contain computers and require them to function? How many can you name? Impress friends and colleagues with your knowledge by checking out our computer flashcards today.

## Computer Flashcards

• Side A: .Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU)
Side B: This is the component of the processor chip that handles most of the mathematical calculations and logical reasoning needed to execute an instruction
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• Side A: ASCII
Side B: The American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a mapping that takes common characters in American English and maps them to number so that they can be represented on a computer. For example, "A" maps to the decimal number 65 or the byte 01000001.
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• Side A: Bay (Internal or External)
Side B: A bay is nothing more than a mounting point within a computer chassis where components such as a hard drive, cd rom, or dvd player can be placed.
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• Side A: Field
Side B: The smallest unit of named application data recognized by software systems.
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• Side A: Data Type
Side B: A detailed scheme recognized by the system software.
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• Side A: Physical Record
Side B: A group of fields stored in the adjacent memory locations and retrieved and written together by a DBMS unit.
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• Side A: memory
Side B: the capacity to preserve and recover information
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• Side A: encoding
Side B: the processes that determine and control how memories are formed
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• Side A: storage
Side B: the processes that determine and control how memories are stored and kept over time
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• Side A: System Preventive Maintenance
Side B: Checks for and removes problems before they become more serious
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• Side A: Disk Check Tool
Side B: For diagnosing and repairing hard disk problems
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• Side A: Partition
Side B: Allows you to organize your data and make better use of hard disk space
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