MICROCOMPUTERS


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MICROCOMPUTERS
MICROCOMPUTERSComputer concepts in the 1940s were credited with revolutionizing the scientific and engineering fields by replacing people power with electronic power for computational purposes. In the 1950s, by using vacuum tubes, large computer installations performed rather primitive routines and proved the value of these concepts in actual practice. In the early 1960s, widespread use of the transistor and its attending improvement in reliability, performance, and size expanded the influence of the computer to include business and process control applications. In the 1970s, integrated-circuit technology, with its attending cost reductions, spawned the microprocessor, which broadened computer applications to affect virtually every human endeavor and practice. From the laboratory to the factory floor, from the office to…
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. MICROCOMPUTERS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export