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

Autore: Paul J Nahin
Editore: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude E Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Paul J Nahin
ISBN: 9780691151007 0691151008
Numero OCLC: 775662187
Descrizione: ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Paul J. Nahin.

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