Logic gates

In this lesson, we will discover logic gates: the building blocks of processors at the heart of a computer system. Through the activities we will build an understanding of how logic gates are used to address real-world problems.

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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 these is not a factor that impacts a CPU's performance?

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Q2.If my processor is an octo-core chip, how many cores does it have?

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Q3.What is the extra cost required to run multiple CPU cores called?

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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 these is not a factor that impacts a CPU's performance?

1/3

Q2.If my processor is an octo-core chip, how many cores does it have?

2/3

Q3.What is the extra cost required to run multiple CPU cores called?

3/3

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Logic gates

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Q1.How many outputs do ALL logic gates have?

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Q2.What would the output of an AND logic gate be if both inputs are True?

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Q3.What would the output of an OR gate be if both inputs are False?

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Q4.What would the output of a NOT gate be if the input is False?

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Quiz:

Logic gates

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

Q1.How many outputs do ALL logic gates have?

1/4

Q2.What would the output of an AND logic gate be if both inputs are True?

2/4

Q3.What would the output of an OR gate be if both inputs are False?

3/4

Q4.What would the output of a NOT gate be if the input is False?

4/4

Lesson summary: Logic gates

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