Friday, 29 April 2016

Control and Embedded Systems

Control Systems
An HL topic for IB Computer Science that brings many questions (especially why on earth are we doing this) is Control. The best resources for you to study and revise is this:
Positive and Negative Feedback
Recommended resources:
Manual and Automatic Control

Embedded Systems
Quite difficult to define, the best (and concise, too) article I've found so far is

Software Licensing

Among the ethical issues related to computers, IT/computer science we can find:

  • Privacy ([personal] data protection, collection, use and disposal)
  • Security (access restrictions to data, especially relevant when stored/shared on networks)
  • Licensing and copyrights
One that is easily neglected when we are in the academic context of an introduction to Computer Science is the third. Just in case it pops in your exams, here's what you need to know, in a nutshell:

FDE Cycle

Fetch-Decode-Execute Cycle Links with information about the FDE cycle, from simple & concise to deeper and more detailed: GCSE Bytes...