Information Processing with Microcomputer Systems
An introduction to the concepts of microcomputer hardware and software applications in a hands-on environment. Examples are based on the needs of students in the arts and sciences and are intended to give background knowledge and experience in the use of the microcomputer as a tool for many different applications. Topics include the history of technological innovation in microcomputer systems, design and operation, input/output devices, storage media and techniques, communications, operating systems, word processors, spreadsheets, statistics packages, computer-aided design and drawing, database management and system utilities.
Additional Course Information
- BU115, BU155; registration in BA or BSc programs in Computer Science or Physics; Comp Sc 100 (U of Waterloo).
- 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours