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  7. III. 10.1. Поняття про сприйняття і характеристика основних його особливостей


It should be noticed that even in a large-scale digital system, such as in a computer, or in a data-processing, control or digital-communication system, there are only a few basic operations which must be performed. These operations may be operated many times. The four circuits most commonly employed in such systems are known as the OR, AND, NOT and FLIP-FLOP.They are called logic gates or circuits.

An electronic digital computer is a system which processes and stores very large amount of data and which solves scientific

problems of numerical computations of such complexity and with such speed that solution by human calculation is not feasible. So the computer as a system can perform numerical computations and follow instructions with extreme speed but it can not program itself.

\\ Fe know that the numbers and the instructions which form the program, the computer is to follow, are stored in an essential part of the computer called the memory. The second important unit of the computer is the control whose function is to interpret orders. The control must convert the command into an appropriate set of voltages to operate switches and carry out the instructions conveyed by the order. The third basic element of a computer is the arithmetic device, which contains the circuits performing the arithmetic computations: addition, subtraction, etc. The control and arithmetic components are called the central processor. Finally a computer requires appropriate input-output devices for inserting numbers and orders into the memory and for reading the final result.

Suppose a command to perform an addition or division has been transmitted to the central processor. In response to this order the control must select the correct operands from the memory, transmit them to the arithmetic unit and return to the

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memory the result of the computation. The memory serves for storing not only the original input data, but also the partial results which will have to be used again as the computation proceeds.

Lastly, if the computation does not stop with the execution of this instruction and the storage of the partial result, the control unit must automatically pass on to the next instruction. The connection of the control unit back to the input permits insertion of more data when there is room in the memory.

79___________ Unit & Functional Organization of the Computer

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1. What are the most commonly used circuits in any computer? 2. How are they called? 3. What kind of a system is a digital computer? 4. Is there anything that a computer can not do itself? What is it? 5. Where are the instructions and digits stored? 6. What is the function of the control? 7. What does the arithmetic device serve for? 8. What components form the central processor? 9. What other devices in addition to the above-mentioned ones does a computer require? 10. How are computations performed in a computer?

11. Знайдіть у тексті англійські еквівалентинаступних

Великомасштабна цифрова система; система обробки даних; система цифрового зв'язку; найбільш широко поширені схеми; логічні схеми; вирішувати наукові проблеми; виконувати числові обчислення; інтерпретувати команди; приводити в дію перемикачі; виконувати команди; потребувати (вимагати) в необхідному пристрої введення-виведення; введення чисел і команд; зчитування кінцевих результатів; передавати команду в центральний процесор; у відповідь на; зберігання часткових результатів; дозволити введення нових даних; вільне місце в пам'яті.

12. Підберіть пари або групи близьких за значенням слів з
 запропонованих нижче. Переведіть слова на російський

\ Ferbs: relate, employ, insert, perform, remove, operate, show, interpret, select, issue, use, receive, perform, cause, print, make, compute, connect, execute, take away, require, act, convert, carry out, demand, permit, demonstrate, choose, transmit, type, store, get, calculate, proceed, continue, keep, allow.

Nouns:response, unit, component, computation, storage, gate, amount, digit, element, memory, instruction, device, equipment, connection, circuit, order, command, information, relation, quantity, answer, calculation, number, data.

Adjectives:broad, complete, each, appropriate, every, basic, essential, digital, original, full, wide, initial, major, large, numerical, common, necessary, usual, important, general, great.

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 13. Узгодьте слова в лівій колонці з їх інтерпретації
 їй, запропонованої справа.

1. Functional organization a) processes and stores large
 of a computer amount of data and solves

problems of numerical computations;

2. Input b) circuits used in large-scale

digital systems;

3. Memory c) method of interrelation of the

main units of a computer

4. Control unit d) removing data from the de-

vice to the outside world;

5. Output e) inserting information into

the computer;

6. Arithmetic unit f) a code of combinations of

electric pulses;

7. Machine language g) performs addition, subtrac-

tion, multiplication, etc;

8. Logic gates h) stores original data as well as

partial results;

9. Digital computer i) causes all parts of the com-

puter to act as a team.

14. Розкажіть про дії функціональних пристроїв
 комп'ютера, користуючись наведеною нижче схемою.

Central processing unit

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1. Logical circuit elements

As it is known, any digital calculation - whether it is performed by 'pencil and paper' methods or with the aid of an automatic computer- must first be broken down into a sequence of elementary arithmetical operations, such as addition, or multiplication. Each such arithmetical operation may be converted into a sequence of simple logical operations. It should be noted that a binary digit may take only two values ??- "zero" and "one". A logical proposition may be either true or false.

A symbolism and a set of rules suitable for manipulating 'yes or no' logical propositions was developed by George Boole, a self-educated genius who became Professor of Mathematics at Cork University in the middle of the 19lh century. The techniques of Boolean algebra are now extensively used by electrical engineers for the design and analysis of switching circuits. Both the arithmetic and control units of a computer consist of sets of switching circuits for directing and manipulating electrical pulse signals.

The process of combining a number of electronic circuits of known logical properties into an integrated system capable of performing special arithmetical or control functions is known as logical design.

2. The definition of mechanical brain

Let's imagine a railroad line with four stations marked input, storage, computer and output. These stations are joined by little gates or switches to the main railroad line. We can imagine that numbers and other information move along this railroad line, loaded (занурені) in cars. Input and output are stations where numbers or other information go in and come out respectively. Storage is a station where there are many platforms and where information can be stored. The computer is a special station, somewhat like a factory. When two numbers are loaded on platforms 1 and 2 of this station and the command is loaded on platform 3, then another number is produced on platform ^

There is a tower, marked control.This tower runs a telegraph line to each of its little watchmen standing by the gates. The

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tower tells them when to open and when to shut which gates. Now we can see that as soon as the right gates are shut, cars loaded with information can move between stations. So by closing the right gates, we can flash (відображати) numbers and information through the system and perform operations of reasoning. Thus we receive a mechanical brain.

In general, a mechanical brain is made up of: a quantity of registers where information can be stored; channels along which information can be sent; mechanisms that carry out arithmetic and logical operations; a control, which guides the machine to perform a sequence of operations; input and output devices, where information can go into and out of the machine; and at last electricity, which provides energy.

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1. Підберіть замість пропусків підходящі за змістом слова.

I. The method of_______ all functional categories to one

another represents the functional organization of a computer, a) showing; b) relating; c) performing

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 2. Instructions and data are fed through the_____ equip-

ment to the_______.

a) output; b) memory; c) input; d) control

3. The main units of the computer communicate with each

other_______ a machine language.

a) in spite of; b) because of; c) by means of

4. The input also______ the information into the pulse -

no-pulse combinations understandable to the computer, a) converts; b) removes; c) accomplishes

5. The four_______ are used to perform basic operations

in a computer.

a) basics; b) circuits; c) equipment

6. A computer can solve very complex numerical____.

a) communication; b) computations; c) instructions

7. Numbers and instructions forming the program are
 in the memory.

a) solved; b) stored; c) simulated

8. The control unit serves for______ orders.

a) reading; b) interpreting; c) inputting

9. The function of memory is to store_______ the origi-

nal input data_______ the partial results.

a) not only ... but also; b) either ... or; c) no sooner ... than

10. The includes the control and arithmetic-logi
 cal units.

a) flip-flop; b) digital computer; c) central processor

2. Заповніть пропуски, вибравши правильну граматичну форму.

1. The simplest digital device is any device which [a) can;

b) could; c) must] count.

2. In ancient days man [a) learns; b) learned; c) has learned]
 to substitute beads for fingers to help him count.

3. The ancient Chinese simplified the [a) counted; b) to
 count; c) counting] board into abacus.

4. The Japanese improved the abacus making it [a) more ef
 ficient; b) much efficient; c) efficienter].

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5.  The tremendous speeds of computers and the flexibility
 [A) building; b) built; c) to build] into them [a) because
 of; b) according to; c) due to] the logical control make
 modern computers more powerful than mechanical cal

6. The big problem in understanding digital computers is the
 logic which relates the logical elements into a unit [a)
 performed; b) performing; c) having performed] arith
 metic and logical operations.

7. Arithmetic operations [a) converted; b) are converted;
 c) was converted] into a sequence of simple logical oper

8. Any digital calculation is usually [a) breaking; b) broken;
 c) being broken] down into a sequence of elementary

9. A computer is a device [a) to accept; b) has accepted;
 c) accepts] a set of instructions and [a) executes; b) exe
 cuted; c) to execute] them in the appropriate sequence.

lO.The flip-flop [a) is; b) was; c) has been] a storage cell with two inputs and two outputs.


 1. Ознайомтеся з термінами тексту 1.

primary / secondary storage - первинне / вторинне накопичувач

main storage - основна пам'ять; оперативний пристрій

internal storage [in'tanal] - внутрішнє ЗУ sequence [ 'sikwans] - послідовність; послідовність

intermediate results [, mte'midrat nsAlts] - проміжні результати

ongoing process [ 'ongoing' prousss] - триваючі), постійний процес

similarity [simi'lseriti] - схожість; подобу to retain [п Чет] - зберігати; утримувати to locate [lou'keit] - розміщувати (ся); розташовувати (ся) value [ 'vaeljir.] - значення, величина; значимість, цінність; оцінка binary digit [ 'Ьатеп 'Did ^ it]- Двійкова цифра; двійковий


adjacent [е'йзевеШ] - суміжний; сусідній; примикає

strings of characters - послідовність символів consecutive [ksn'sekjutiv] - послідовний; суміжний; сусідній

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 пристрій в комп'ютері і про яких його
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 Чи з тексту.


Computer system architecture is organized around the primary storage unit because all data and instructions used by the

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computer system must pass through primary storage. Our discussion of computer system units will begin with the functions of the primary and secondary storage units. This leads to the examination of the central processing unit and from there to the consideration of the input and output units. Therefore, the sequence in which we'll describe the functional units of a digital computer is: 1) storage units, primary and secondary; 2) central processing unit; 3) input and output units.

As you know, there are primary and secondary storage units. Both contain data and the instructions for processing the data. Data as well as instructions must flow into and out of primary storage.

Primary storage is also called main storage or internal storage. The specific functions of internal storage are to hold (store): 1) all data to be processed; 2) intermediate results of processing; 3) final results of processing; 4) all the instructions required for ongoing process. Another name for primary storage is memory, because of its similarity to a function of the human brain. However, computer storage differs from human memory in important respects. Computer memory must be able to retain very large numbers of symbol combinations, without forgetting or changing any details. It must be able to locate all its contents quickly upon demand. The combinations of characters, that is, the letters, numbers, and special symbols by which we usually

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 communicate, are coded. The codes used by computer designers are based upon a number system that has only two possible values, 0 and 1 .'A number system with only two digits, 0 and I, is called a binary number system. Each binary digit is called a bit, from Binary digiT. As the information capacity of a single bit is limited to 2 alternatives, codes used by computer designers are based upon combinations of bits. These combinations are called binary codes. The most common binary codes are 8-bit codes because an 8-bit code provides for 2/8, or 256 unique combinations of l's ans O's, and this is more than adequate to represent all of the characters by which we communicate.

Data in the form of coded characters are stored in adjacent storage locations in main memory in two principal ways: 1) as "strings" of characters - in bytes; and 2) within fixed-size "boxes" - in words. A fixed number of consecutive bits that represent a character is called a byte. The most common byte size is 8-bit byte. Words are usually 1 or more bytes in length.

Secondary storage. Primary storage is expensive because each bit is represented by a high-speed device, such as a semiconductor. A million bytes (that is, 8 million bits) is a large amount of primary storage. Often it is necessary to store many millions, sometimes billions, of bytes of data. Therefore slower, less expensive storage units are available for computer systems. These units are called secondary storage. Data are stored in them in the same binary codes as in main storage and are made available to main storage as needed.

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1. What are the functional units of a digital computer? 2. What units make up the central processing unit? 3. How is computer system organized? 4. What are the two main types of storage units? 5. What do they contain? 6. What is the function of a primary storage? 7. Why is primary storage often called memory? 8. In what respect does computer memory differ from human memory? 9. What are codes based on? 10. What is Secondary storage and what is it used for?

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4. Знайдіть в тексті англійські еквіваленти наступних

Функціональний блок; цифровий комп'ютер; пристрій введення; пристрій керування; арифметико-логічний пристрій; центральний процесор; структура комп'ютерної системи; первинне запам'ятовує; вторинне ЗУ; розгляд; тому послідовність; оперативне ЗУ; внутрішня пам'ять; проміжні результати; подобу функції людського мозку; розмішати вміст на вимогу; система зчислення; двійкова система числення; можливі величини; об'єм інформації; двійковий код; суміжні комірки пам'яті; послідовність символів; швидкодіючий пристрій; напівпровідник; доступний.

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