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Work 01: 10/7

posted Oct 6, 2019, 4:51 PM by JonAlf Dyrland-Weaver
As I mentioned in class, we are leaving the racket section behind for now, and moving to the next unit. We will be discussing computer hardware, how computers work, and how the internet works.

Below you will find a list of computer-related term. Research and define them in your own words! Do not copy or paraphrase a definition you found online. You should be able to understand and describe your terms. You should define as many as you can, but I want you to spend time on each one, don't rush it. You should be able to get through at least 10 before the end of class. We'll compile a class dictionary in the next few days. Put your terms and definitions in a plain text file (.txt), which just happens to be the first term (what a coincidence). Save this file on your lab computer account, and tomorrow you'll submit it using the new hw server system I mentioned last week.

The Terms:
  1. plain text
  2. algorithm
  3. bit
  4. byte
  5. bandwidth
  6. bluetooth
  7. botnet
  8. cache
  9. compression (.ZIP, .RAR)
  10. CPU
  11. GPU
  12. dual-core / quad-core
  13. encryption
  14. ethernet
  15. firewall
  16. GIF / PNG / JPEG / TIFF
  17. Hard drive
  18. RAM (main memory)
  19. HTML
  20. HTTP
  21. IP address
  22. nano / micro / milli / kilo / mega / giga / tera /
  23. LAN / WAN
  24. Linux
  25. malware / virus / spyware / adware / keylogger
  26. motherboard
  27. Object/machine code
  28. Open Source software
  29. Operating System
  30. Phishing
  31. router / hub / switch
  32. Source code
  33. TCP/IP
  34. upload vs. download
  35. USB
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