IT Class

Information Technology
is a field of study focused or managing and processing information and the automatic retrieval of information

data mining
the process of searching huge amounts of data with the hope of finding a pattern

Bluetooth technologhy
a wireless communication to transit the scanned data through radio waves to a terminal

Computer forensics
to fight mordrm crime, a law enforcement specialty

RFID
are small versions of the roadway eletronic toll systems

Patient simulator
patient simulators are life-sized, computer controled mannequins that can speak, breath and blink thier eyes

Nanoscience
involves the study molecules and structures that range in size from 1 to 100 nanometers

Nanotechnology
is the science of using nanostructors to build devices on an extremely small scale.

Affective computing
is computing that relates to emotion or deliberatley tries to influence emotion

data
is a representation of a fact, a figure, or an idea.

Information
is data that has has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.

binary language
consist of just two digits 0 and 1

Kilobyte
approximately 1,000 bytes

megabyte
1 million byte

gigabyte
1 billion bytes

terabyte
1 trillion bytes

Application softeware
is a set of programs you uise on a computer to help you carry out tasks such as writing a research paper

System software
is the set of programs that enables your computer’s hardware devices and application software to work together

Operation system
the program that controls the way in which your computer system functions

Notebook Computer
is a portable computer is powered by batteries and has a keyboard, monitor and other devices integrated into single compact case

Peripheral Device
is a component such as a monitor or keyboard, that is connected to the computer.

mainframe
is a large, expensive computer that supports hundreds of users simultaneously.

supercomputer
is a specially designed computer that can perform complex calculations extreemely rapidly

embedded computer
is a specially designed computer shio that resides in another device

keyboard
is used to enter typed data and commands

mouse
is used to enter user responses and commends

stylus
is an input device that looks like a skinny pen but has no ink

Qwerty Keyboard
A keyboard that gets its name from the first six letter on the top left row of alphabetic keys on the keyboard

Magnifier
Pulls up a magnification box that you can drag around the screen to enhance vewing of hard to read images

Customizerable buttons
Provide extra buttons on the mouse that you can program to perform the fuctions that you use most often to help you speed through tasks

File Storage
includes a wireless USB receiver that contains flash memory to store or back up your files (USB drvie)

laser Printers
uses laser beams and static electricity to deliver toner

potter
is an other type of printer

RAM
Random Access Memory- is the place in a computer where the programs and data the computer is currently using are stored- Volatile storage

Motherboard
is the main circuit board that contains the central electronic components of the computer ( located in the system unit) expansion cord or adapter cord

ROM
holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up when the computer is powered on (motherboard) nonvolatile

CPU
central processing unit is sometimes referred to as the brain

Internal hard drive
usally holds all permanently stored programs and data

external drive
bays can be seen and accessed from outside the system unit