|Gregg, John R.|
Ones and Zeros
Understanding Boolean Algebra, Digital Circuits, and the Logic of Sets
IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series
1998. 296 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7803-3426-7 - John Wiley & Sons
This book explains, in lay terms, the surprisingly simple system of mathematical logic used in digital computer circuitry. Anecdotal in its style and often funny, it follows the development of this logic system from its origins in Victorian England to its rediscovery in this century as the foundation of all modern computing machinery. ONES AND ZEROS will be enjoyed by anyone who has a general interest in science and technology.
From the contents
Before We Begin.
Number Systems and Counting.
The Basic Functions of Boolean Algebra: And, Or, And Not.
The Algebra of Sets and Venn Diagrams.
Other Boolean Functions.
Realizing Any Boolean Function with And, Or, And Not.
More Digital Circuits.
Laws of Boolean Algebra.
Appendix A: Counting in Base 2.
Appendix B: Powers of 2.
Appendix C: Summary of Boolean Functions.
Answers to Exercises.
About the Author.