Introduction to the CPU

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the CPU and von Neumann architecture. You will learn about the individual components of the CPU and their roles in computation, along the way finding out about von Neumann and his theories that form the basis of modern computer architecture.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the following is only true of general purpose computers?

1/5

Q2.What do embedded systems have in common?

2/5

Q3.Which of these are examples of embedded systems? (Tick 3 boxes)

Select three (3) boxes

3/5

Q4.What is the main role of an Operating system?

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Q5.Which of these is not an operating system?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of the following is only true of general purpose computers?

1/5

Q2.What do embedded systems have in common?

2/5

Q3.Which of these are examples of embedded systems? (Tick 3 boxes)

Select three (3) boxes

3/5

Q4.What is the main role of an Operating system?

4/5

Q5.Which of these is not an operating system?

5/5

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Introduction to the CPU

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Q1.Von Neumann architecture requires which parts of a computer program to be stored in memory?

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Q2.Which part of the CPU controls the components and manages the instructions to be executed?

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Q3.Which component carries data around the CPU?

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Q4.What are the small memory locations located within the CPU called?

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Quiz:

Introduction to the CPU

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Von Neumann architecture requires which parts of a computer program to be stored in memory?

1/4

Q2.Which part of the CPU controls the components and manages the instructions to be executed?

2/4

Q3.Which component carries data around the CPU?

3/4

Q4.What are the small memory locations located within the CPU called?

4/4

Lesson summary: Introduction to the CPU

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