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What is a computer?

A general purpose machine that processes data according to a stored set of instructions
- All equipment attached to it are called hardware
- The instructions that tell it what to do are called ‘Software’
- A set of instructions that perform a particular task is called a ‘program’ or ‘software


What is the Control unit?

Control Unit (CU)
It uses circuits to send and receive information to and from different parts of the computer


What is the ALU?

Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU)
It has circuits to do simple arithmetic and logical calculations