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How Computers Work: Demystifying Computation

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Course Features

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Advanced

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Effort

2 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This course will give you a basic understanding of computers.

This course will cover system architecture and how computers use logic and binary. After you have studied the von Neumann model for computer architecture and the Fetch–Execute cycle, it will be possible to create simple circuits that can be used for maths and then simulate different logic gates.

The course will ultimately equip you with a solid understanding of the fundamental processes behind modern computers, from supercomputers to smartphones and everything in between.

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What You Will Learn

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Explain how transistors can act as digital switches and be combined to create logic gates

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Produce truth tables for AND, NOT and OR gates, individually or combined

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Explain how computers use binary arithmetic

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Describe how logic gates can be combined to produce digital circuits that can perform a calculation

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Describe Von Neuman Architecture and the Fetch-Execute cycle

Target Students

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This course would suit teachers of KS3 and GCSE Computer Science - plus educators from other countries that teach at an equivalent level

Course Instructors

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Duncan Maidens

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Fergus Kirkpatrick

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Instructor at Future Learn

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