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contact among or between CPUs for identification.
An interface procedure that is based on status/data signals that assure orderly data transfer as opposed to asynchronous exchange.
the physical, manufactured components of a computer system, such as the circuit boards, CRT, keyboard, and chassis.
Continuous distortion of the normal sine wave, occurring at frequencies between 60 Hz and 3 kHz.
Describes an approach based on common sense rules and trial and error, rather than on comprehensive theory.
A problem-oriented programming language in which each instruction may be equivalent to several machine-code instructions.
1) A central controlling computer in a network system.
the primary computer in a multi-processor network that issues commands, accesses the most important data, and is the most versatile processing element in the system.
exchange of components during operation.
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1) The effect of residual magnetism whereby the magnetization of a ferrous substance lags the magnetizing force because of molecular friction. 2) The property of magnetic material that causes the magnetic induction for a given magnetizing force to depend upon the previous conditions of magnetization. 3) A form of nonlinearity in which the response of a circuit to a particular set of input conditions depends not only on the instantaneous values of those conditions, but also on the immediate past of the input and output signals.