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Title : Components of a computer
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Posted on: 15 - October - 2013
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Basic Components of a Computer

We can categorise the computer into five parts, they are

Input Device

Output Device

Control Unit

Memory Unit

ALU (Arithmetic and Logical Unit)

Input Device: These devices are used to feed data into computer. Examples are keyboard, mouse, web camera, etc,

Output Device:  These devices are used to display the result to users of computer. Examples are monitors, printers, speakers, etc,

Control Unit: This section of a computer is used to sequences the execution and control all other parts of computer.

Memory Unit: Memory or storage of the computer is used to store the information that will be used during the execution. Examples are Hard disk, IC, Magnetic tapes etc

ALU (Arithmetic and Logical Unit): It is used to perform all calculation and comparison operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and logical operations.

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