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Basic applications of the computer


Posted Date: 15-Jun-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Computer & Technology    
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In this article I am talking about the basic and the most common applications of the computer. Computers are used in education, banking, entertainment etc. Computer has become a part of our life. So it is very important for us.



The most common applications of a computer are:

1) Home: Computers are used in home for playing games, doing school work, writing letters, watching movies etc.

2) Communication: Computers are used for communication with people over the internet. This includes chatting, video conferencing etc.

3) Education: Computers are widely used in education purposes. computer are used to provide online training on various topics and subjects through computer network. It has become a important part of education. Now most of the school teaches the students by using computers.

4) Engineering: Computers are used to develop and manufacture products. The computer aided design system helps in designing various products.

5) Banking and Finance Sectors: Computers are widely used in banking and finance sectors. to maintain account and other related information. Also ATM uses computer as a technology to withdraw their money. Banks uses internet to provide online service such as account information, transferring cash and so on.

6) Hospitals: Computers are used in hospitals to store patient's record, book appointments and are also used in treatment of diseases. For example magnatic Reasonance Imaging (MRI) scans are used to diagonse diseases. Computers are also widely used in performing complex surgeries. For example it helps the doctor in performing heart related surgeries.

7) Advertisements: Computers are widely used by advertisement companies to make impressive advertisement. This includes print media and electronic media advertisements.

8) Movies: Computers are used in movies to add special effects to a particular sceneor the whole film. For example you have seen people flying and performing stunts in movies like superman, spiderman and so on. All these are called special effects and are given using computers. Computers have become necessary to give visual effects in movies.

9) Weather forecasting: Computers are used to forecast different types of natural calamities like temperature, rainfall, snowfall and so on. It is estimated that since the use of computers in weather forecasting, the worst natural calamities have been avoided.

10) Government Organisation: Computers are used by Government organisations to keep track of the population, tax record and so on work.

11) Military organisations: Computer are used by military organisations to create and control sophisticated weapons. For example using computer, pilotless planes have been devloped which can be used during wartime. Similarly missiles and submarines have been developed which are controlled by computers.

12) Reservation: Computers can be used to book and cancel air or train tickets. Also computers are used to keep track of flight and railway schedules.

13) Nuclear Research: Computers are used as a technology to generate nuclear power. Nuclear energy is generated using computers. For this they carry out nuclear fission through a computer.

14) Research and development: Computer are virtually used in all areas of research and development. For example an intensive research in the field of television has led to the development of plasma TV's.

15) Bussiness establishments: Computers are extensively used in organisations to store records, employee record, communicate with other branches and so on. Organisations use internet to promote and sell their products.

In short, Computers touch almost every aspects of human lives.


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