Course Code : BCS-11
Course Title : Computer Basics and PC Software
Assignment Number : BCA (R1)-11/Assignment/ 2011
Maximum Marks : 100
Last Date of Submission : 15th October, 2011/15th April, 2012
Note: This assignment has three questions of 80 marks. Answer all the questions. Rest 20 marks are for viva voce. You may use illustrations and diagrams to enhance explanations. Please go through the guidelines regarding assignments given in the Programme Guide for the format of presentation. Answer to each part of the question should be confined to about 300 words.
(a) Explain the different generations of computer? List some of the applications areas of computer.
(b) What is Von Neumann Architecture? Explain the functions of different components on von Neumann machine. Why is a computer known as data processor?
(c) Explain the purpose of a motherboard in a computer?
(d) Explain the need of ASCII and Unicode?
(e) What is need of memory in a computer? Also explain the need of a memory hierarchy.
(f) Explain with examples, the different types of main memory in computer systems.
(g) What are different input/output (I/O) devices in a computer? Explain any two output devices.
(h) What is a port? Differentiate between serial and parallel port.
(i) What are different types of PC? Explain the configuration of a PC with the help of an example.
(j) What is software component of a PC? Explain use of Disk Defragmenter utility Software.
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