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1

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
program’

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What is the Control unit?

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

3

What is the ALU?

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