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Fundamentals of Computers: For Undergraduate Courses in Commerce and Management by ITL Education Solutions Limited

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4

COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND LANGUAGES

4.1 INTRODUCTION

Computer has emerged as the most useful machine in recent times. It can perform wide variety of tasks like receiving data, processing it, and producing useful results. However, being a machine, the computer cannot perform on its own. It needs to be instructed to perform even a simple task like adding two numbers. Computers work on a set of instructions called computer program, which clearly specifies the ways to carry out a task. An analogy of this may be thought of as the instructions given by the manager or team leader to his/her team. ...

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