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  1. principles of operation or their configuration. By configuration, we mean the size, speed of doing computation and storage capacity of a computer.
  2. Microsoft Word, WordStar, WordPerfect, etc. Spreadsheet software packages allow the user to manipulate numbers. Repetitive numeric calculations, use of related formulae and creation of graphics and charts are some of the basic tools.
  3. Algorithm is defined as a step-by-step procedure or formula for solving a problem i.e. a set of instructions or procedures for solving a problem. It is also defined as a mathematical procedure that can usually be explicitly encoded
  4. Artificial Intelligence Fifth generation computing devices, based on artificial intelligence, are still in their developmental stage. Fifth generation computers will come close to bridging the gap between computing and thinking.
  5. The Napier’s Bones was invented by John Napier, a Scottish mathematician as an aid to multiplication. A set of bones consisted of nine rods, one for each digit 1 through 9 and a constant rod for the digit ‘0’.
  6. The profession of emergency management was attracting a different type of individual.  Political and management skills were recognized as critical to the position, and candidates for State, local and private emergency management positions were now being judged on their training and experience rather than their relationship to the community’s political leadership. 
  7. During this period, a significant piece of emergency management legislation was passed by Congress.  The Flood Control Act of 1934 gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased authority to design and build flood control projects. 
  8. Emergency management is an essential role of government.  The Constitution tasks the States with responsibility for public health and safety – hence they are responsible for public risks.  The Federal government assumes a secondary role.
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