Computing & Informatics - short answer questions from AMIE exams

Answer in brief. Each question carries 2 marks.

Cross Talk
Crosstalk is a disturbance caused by the electric or magnetic fields of one telecommunication signal affecting a signal in an adjacent circuit. In a telephone circuit, crosstalk can result in your hearing part of a voice conversation from another circuit.

The CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) in a computer display is similar to the "picture tube" in a television receiver.

Desktop Printer
Desktop printer refers to the actual piece of hardware including dot matrix printers, laser printers, and inkjet printers used in homes and businesses. These desktop printers are usually small enough to fit on a desk or table. Businesses may also use larger floor-model printers.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the commonly used protocol for exchanging files over the Internet.

Function Subprogram
A FUNCTION subprogram is a "mini-program", that is, a collection of program statements that make it look like a program.

NOR is a Boolean operator which gives the value one if and only if all operands have a value of zero and otherwise have a value of zero.

Cache Memory
Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is random access memory (RAM) that a computer microprocessor can access more quickly than it can access regular RAM. This memory is typically integrated directly with the CPU chip or placed on a separate chip that has a separate bus interconnect with the CPU.

It is accounting software.

Windows is an operating system.

Disk formatting is the process of preparing a data storage device such as a hard disk drive, solid-state drive, floppy disk, or USB flash drive for initial use.

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