Numbers and Computers
- Pp. 5-11 (7)Peter Fenwick
We start with the basic ideas of "numbers" and "counting" and how the concepts and requirements differ with different levels of technical and administrative sophistication. This is followed by a brief summary of the development of calculating devices, to the structure of the "von Neumann" computer. Finally, we introduce the requirements of a computer, the importance of memory and an overview of data storage within that memory.