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The logician and the engineer : how George Boole and Claude Shannon created the information age

Author: Paul J Nahin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use - from our computers and cars, to our kitchen gadgets and home appliances. This title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude E Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Nahin
ISBN: 9780691151007 0691151008
OCLC Number: 775662187
Description: ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: George Boole and Claude Shannon : two mini-biographies --
Boolean algebra --
Logical switching circuits --
Boole, Shannon, and probability --
Some combinatorial design logic examples --
Sequential-state digital circuits --
Turing machines --
Beyond Boole and Shannon.
Responsibility: Paul J. Nahin.

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