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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, [2012]
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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  Read more...
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Biography
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Nahin, Paul J.
Logician and the engineer.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2011053127
(OCoLC)775662187
Named Person: George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George / 1815-1864 Boole; Claude Elwood / 1916-2001 Shannon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Nahin
ISBN: 9781400844654 1400844657
OCLC Number: 811563595
Description: 1 online resource.
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 --
For the future : the anti-amphibological machine.
Responsibility: Paul J. Nahin.

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