Explain what is a computer and write its characteristics?
A computer is an electronic device that can be programmed to accept data (input), process it and generate result (output) .
Characteristics of a computer:
- Speed - A computer is very fast.
- Accuracy - A computer can give accurate results for up to 20 to 30 places of decimal.
- High storage capacity - It can store large amounts of data.
- Versatility - It can perform a large variety of tasks.
- Repetitive - A computer makes no mistake in repeating a task many times.