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  1. Chapter 4: The Brains of the Operation

    Slide 1 - Chapter 4: The Brains of the Operation

    • By: Breanna Crite and Jason Smith
  2. Central Processing Unit

    Slide 2 - Central Processing Unit

    • A computer is a piece of hardware that carries out the instructions of a computer program. It performs the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of a computer system. The CPU is like the brains of the computer
    • Cooling system
    • To remove excess heat from a computer system
    • Mother board
    • Contains the central processing unit, the memory, and all the connectors to the rest of the hardware of the computer system.
    • Computer Functions
  3. Mouse

    Slide 3 - Mouse

    • The mouse allows an individual to control a pointer in a graphical user interface (GUI) and manipulate on-screen objects such as icons, files, and folders.
    • Mouse Pointer
    • The mouse pointer moves as the user moves his or her mouse and is used as a reference point to where the mouse is located on the display screen.
    • Hard Drive
    • The hard drive is what stores all your data
    • Mouse Pointing Devices
  4. Touch Input

    Slide 4 - Touch Input

    • A feature that enables the computer screen to respond to the touch of your finger.
    • Touch Pad
    • A touchpad is operated by using your finger and dragging it across a flat surface; as you move your finger on the surface, the mouse cursor will move in that same direction.
    • Mouse Pointing Devices
  5. Scanner

    Slide 5 - Scanner

    • A device that captures images from photographic prints, posters, magazine pages, and similar sources for computer editing and display.
    • Optical Scanner
    • Computer input device that uses a light beam to scan codes, text, or graphic images directly into a computer or computer system.
    • Magnetic Strip Reader
    • is a device that can retrieve stored information from a magnetic card either by holding the card next to the device or swiping the card through a slot in the device.
    • Scanners
  6. Monitor

    Slide 6 - Monitor

    • Computer hardware that displays the video and graphics information generated by the computer through the video card.
    • Projector
    • Specialized computer display that projects an enlarged image on a movie screen. Such devices are commonly used in presentations.
    • Video Output
  7. Speakers

    Slide 7 - Speakers

    • Transducers that convert electromagnetic waves into sound waves. The speakers receive audio input from a device such as a computer or an audio receiver.
    • Headphones
    • Hardware device that either plugs into your computer (line out) or your speakers and allow you to privately listen to audio without disturbing anyone else.
    • Sound Card
    • circuit that provides a computer with the ability to produce sound that can be perceived by the user through a peripheral device like speakers or headphones.
    • Audio Output
  8. Printer

    Slide 8 - Printer

    • A device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper, usually to standard size sheets of paper.
    • Dye Sublimation Printer
    • A printer that produces continuous-tone images that look like photographic film.
    • Thermal Printer
    • A printer that uses heated pins to "burn" images onto heat-sensitive paper.
    • Printers
  9. Moderm

    Slide 9 - Moderm

    • Dialup networks convert data between the analog form used on telephone lines and the digital form used on computers.
    • Fax Device
    • A device that can send or receive pictures and text over a telephone line.
    • Printers
  10. The End

    Slide 10 - The End