Hey, can anyone try to explain to me in layman's terms how do CPUs work? Not what they do, but how do they work? I just can't wrap my head around how does this square chip, not any thicker than half a centimeter, manage to compute thousands of instructions per second when you send electric impulses to it. What is inside of it that makes all these calculations? It gets hotter, but there are no moving parts. Or are there? Especially those SoC processors on the new smartphones are extremely small, yet do so many computations. I once broke one in half (it was for the trash anyways), but didn't understand anything when I looked inside of it from the side.
I'm sorry if my question is way off, I've never been very good at Physics and I am just curious. Feel free to link to an article if there is one that explains it in a non-technical way, as I don't know how to code; I'm not looking to be spoon-fed, just would like to satisfy my curiosity.