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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2. Discovering How Your Computer Works

Discovering How Your Computer Works

You do not need to become an electronic engineer to use your computer. However, it does help if you know at least a little bit about how your computer works, and what processes are going on internally when you work with your computer. This chapter introduces you to what you need to know.

Get to Know Data Input Devices 20

Get Acquainted with Data Output Devices 21

Learn About the Operating System 22

Tour the Central Processing Unit 24

Understanding Memory 26

Learn About Data Storage 28

Get to Know Data Input Devices

Data input is the process of sending information to the computer. This information consists of ...

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