ERIC Number: ED027744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Tutorial on Electronic Data Processing Concepts. Instructor Edition.
Fasana, Paul J., Ed.; Shank, Russell, Ed.
An instructor's manual prepared at a 1967 conference of the American Society of Information Science and designed for use in an introductory tutorial on EDP (Electronic Data Processing) concepts is presented. The manual covers a selection of topics appropriate to a general course for individuals with little or no direct experience. Following an historical review of computer development and antecedent concepts, an overview of components and their organization as a system is provided. Program and language concepts are introduced, and component interrelationships are demonstrated by following the sequence of a simple program in solving an exemplary problem. Storage devices are then considered in detail, including the meaning of data representation and addressing; a review of core, drum, disk, and data cell units; methods of organizing stored data and access procedures; and the mechanics of input-output processing. Finally, data transmission and aspects of communication with the compute r in time-sharing systems are detailed with a concluding comment on social implications of computer utility and EDP effectiveness. The text is accompanied by illustrations of major systems components, and a bibliography of supporting introductory readings is included. (SS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Society for Information Science, Washington, DC.
Note: Manual based on materials prepared and presented by Bruce Stewart and others at the Annual Convention of the American Society for Information Science (New York, October 22-26, 1967)