The Logician and the Engineer : How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age
by 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 home appliances. How did a system of mathematics established in the Victorian era become the basis for such incredible technological achievements a century later?  Read more...


 
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Overview

Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use--from our computers and cars, to 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, Paul Nahin combines engaging problems and a colorful historical narrative to tell the remarkable story of how two men in different eras--mathematician and philosopher George Boole and electrical engineer and pioneering information theorist Claude Shannon--advanced Boolean logic and became founding fathers of the electronic communications age. Nahin takes readers from fundamental concepts to a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of modern digital machines, in order to explore computing and its possible limitations in the twenty-first century and beyond.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691176000
  • ISBN-10: 0691176000
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 248
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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