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Chapter 10

Computer Software

CHAPTER OUTLINE
10.1 INTRODUCTION

A computer system consists of hardware, the electronic devices capable of computing and manipulating information, and software (a set of instructions) that carries out predefined tasks to complete a given job. A computer cannot think or perform on its own. It performs operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division only when the user instructs it to do so. The user issues instructions and the CPU acts in accordance with these instructions. The sets of instructions, which control the sequence of operations, ...

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