Explain the Range of Applications of Computers
A Computer can be defined as an electronic data processing device, capable of accepting data, applying a prescribed set of instructions to the data, and displaying in some manner or form. Mentioning some applications of the computer systems.
Some of the Applications of the Computer Systems are :
- Business : Businessmen make bar graphs and pie charts from tedious figures to convey information with far more impact than numbers alone can convey. Furthermore, computers help businesses to predict their future sales, profits, costs etc.
- Buildings : Architects use computer animated graphics to experiment with possible exteriors and to give clients a visual walk through of their proposed buildings.
- Education : Most good schools in the world have computers available for use in the classroom.
- Retailing: Products from meats to magazines are packed with zebra stripped bar codes that can be read by computer scanners.
- Energy : Energy companies use computers to locate oil, coal, natural gas and uranium.
- Law Enforcement : Recent innovation in computerized law enforcement included national fingerprints files, a national file on the operation of serial killers and computer modeling on DNA.
- Transportation : Computers are used in class to monitor fluid levels, temperatures and electrical systems.
- Money : Computers speed up record keeping and allow banks to offer same day services.
- Agriculture : Farmers use small computers to help with billing, crop information, and cost per acre, feed combinations and market price checks.
- Government: Among other tasks, the federal government, uses computers to forecast the weather, to collect taxes and in many other things.
- The Home : People having a computer in the home justifies the fact that it is not only useful but is also revered as a learning system.
- Scientific Research : With the development of computers, scientific research has propelled towards the better a great deal.
- Real Time Systems : Many computers provide an environment, which is completely based on real time. This means processing of one entity is done so quickly and effectively, that another entity is not effected.
- Training : It is much more cheaper and effective to teach pilots how to fly in a computerized cockpit or simulators, than in real airplanes.