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CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BY TYPES

(i) Digital Computer:

This is the type of computer in which data are represented in digital or in discrete form, for example, 0, 1,2,3,4,5, etc. It is a type of computer that is used for processing numeric information.

Digital computer measures physical quantities by using number to represent quantities. E.g. digital stop watch, electronic watch, calculator, computer, digital camera.

 

(ii) Analog Computer:

This type of computer holds data or number in continuous or real form. It process data in the form of electrical voltage. E.g. speedometer, thermometer, slide rule, etc.

 

(iii) Hybrid Computer:

This is the type of computer that combines both the speed of digital computer with the efficiency of analog computer.

Hybrid computer can work by measuring as well as calculating the data. It is neither digital nor analog e.g. modern television, robot used in some industries etc.

EVALUATION

  • What are the classification of computer by types
  • Explain analog, digital and hybrid computer
  • Mention examples of analog, digital and hybrid computer.

 

See also

BASIC COMPUTER CONCEPT

APPLICATION SOFTWARE

ART OF INFORMATION PROCESSING

CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL FEEDS

MUSCLES

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