Chapter Review Questions

  1. What is an algorithm?

  2. Are computers the only things that can perform the operations in an algorithm?

  3. What are important types of information?

  4. What are very distinct important ways that information is stored?

  5. What is a bit?

  6. Look at our brief mention of a Jaquard loom. In a Jacquard loom, how is a single bit of information stored? What two choices does it represent?

  7. Does a computer generally execute a C# program directly? Briefly, what transformation happens first?

  8. Is coding the only thing important in developing a real-world application? What are other important parts of the process?

  9. Is computer science all about writing computer programs? What are some important large areas of concern in computer science?