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Computer is an electronic device that is designed to work with Information.

The term computer is derived from the Latin term computare, this means to calculate. Computer can not do anything without a Program. it represents the decimal numbers through a string of binary digits. The Word 'Computer usually refers to the centre processor Unit plus Internal memory. Computer is an advanced electronic device that takes raw data as input from the user and processes these data under the control of set of instructions (called program) and gives the result (output) and saves output for the future use.

Computer are used in schools for teaching. Computers are used in mathematical calculations. Computers are used in banks for storing information of different account holders Computers are used for playing games and as a medium of recreation. Computers are helpful in railway stations and airport for giving information about ticket reservation and booking. Computers are used in offices for to type and print documents , letters etc. Computers are also used in hospitals to keep the records of the patients . Computers are used in various other fields such as defence, in constructions , police station in many other ways .

Types Of Computer
Microcomputer

Mini computer

Mainframe

Super computer

The input unit is formed by the input devices attached to the computer. Ex Keyboard, Microphone etc. An input unit takes the input & converts it into binary form so that it can be understood by the computer. Following are few of the important input devices which are used in Computer Systems Keyboard Mouse Joy Stick Light pen Track Ball Scanner Graphic Tablet Microphone Magnetic Ink Card Reader(MICR) Optical Character Reader(OCR) Bar Code Reader Optical Mark Reader

Output Devices
The devices which are used to display the data to the user either in the form of hard copy or soft copy are called output devices. Following are few of the important input devices which are used in Computer Systems Monitors

Printers
Plotters Voice Output Devices Modems

Alternatively referred to as the brain of the computer, processor, central processor, or microprocessor, the CPU (pronounced as C-P-U) was first developed at Intel with the help of Ted Hoff in the early 1970's and is short for Central Processing Unit. The computer CPU is responsible for handling all instructions it receives from hardware and software running on the computer. Without the CPU, you have no computer. Computer CPU's (processors) are composed of thin layers of thousands of transistors.

Importance Of Computers
Computer is playing vital role in modern life. Computer education has great importance because use of computer has reached almost all spheres of life. The modern life of today includes information and contacts with people all over the world. Computer has helped considerably to achieve this. This is possible through computer education when a person knows the use of computer, he can employ in his business, for planning and chalking out programmed. Calculations and statical works. The internet helps to have contact with any one in any part of the world. Today, by the help of internet, business has progressed very much. This is also possible with the knowledge of computer. Today computer education is must for the job of even an ordinary clerk in the office. The knowledge and use of computer is essential for him. In modern countries the running of trains, machines, the flight of planes, the work in the bank and progress of business, all these are controlled by computer. This is possible only by the knowledge and use of computer. Computer education enables the artist in creating the realistic images. In the field of entertainment too, musicians, having computer education, create multiple voice composition and the play back music with hundreds of variations. Not only this, the knowledge of computer helps in domestic work likes making the home budget doing calculations, and playing with confidence.