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The logician and the engineer : how George Boole and Claude Shannon created the information age / Paul J. Nahin.

By: Nahin, Paul J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2013Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780691151007 (hardcover : acidfree paper).Subject(s): Boole, George, 1815-1864 | Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001 | Logicians -- Great Britain -- Biography | Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography | Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography | Computer logic | Logic circuits | Information theory -- History
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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