Homework 6, Chapter 5.

Short Description:

Terms and Ideas from Chapter 5 and associated notes.


When you finish this homework, you should have:

Formal Description

Please start a word document and answer/respond to the following.
  1. (7 points) Measuring Computers:
    1. Name the two basic measurements of memory capacity.
    2. Give three different examples of memory measurement, ie give the item measured, a typical item of this type and memory capacity in proper units.
    3. Name the basic measurement of computer speed.
    4. Give an example of typical speed measurement in proper units.
  2. (8 points) Draw a theoretical CPU, include and label all components discussed in class.
  3. (5 points) Describe the difference between RAM and ROM. What is each used for?
  4. (5 points) As a general trend, discuss speed, size and cost of memory.

Required Files

A single word document containing the answers to the questions and prompts. Please use word format, other formats will receive a reduction in points.


Submit the assignment to the D2L folder Homework 6 by the due date.