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

Auteur : Paul J Nahin
Éditeur : Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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. How did a system of mathematics established in the Victorian era become the basis for such incredible technological achievements a century later? In The Logician and the Engineer, best-selling popular math writer Paul Nahin combines  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude E Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Paul J Nahin
ISBN : 9780691151007 0691151008
Numéro OCLC : 775662187
Description : ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Paul J. Nahin.

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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  Lire la suite...

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"Meshing logic problems with the stories of two extraordinary men ... Paul Nahin fashions a tale of innovation and discovery. Alongside a gripping account of how Shannon built on Boole's work, Nahin Lire la suite...

 
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