Logicians
Informatik
2013
The logician and the engineer : how George Boole and Claude Shannon created the information age
Biography
2013
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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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 engaging problems and a colorful historical narrative to tell the remarkable story of how two men in different eras--mathematician and philosopher George Boole (1815-1864) and electrical engineer and pioneering information theorist Claude Shannon (1916-2001)--advanced Boolean logic and became founding fathers of the electronic communications age.
Mathematicians
nju
Logic circuits
Shannon
Claude Elwood
Claude Elwood Shannon
1916
2001
Mathematische Logik
Information theory
Boole
George
George Boole
1815
1864
Great Britain.
2018-03-28
Nahin
Paul J.
Paul J. Nahin
Electrical engineers
United States.
Boole
George
George Boole
1815
1864
Computer logic
Shannon
Claude Elwood
Claude Elwood Shannon
1916
2001
Logicians--Great Britain
Electrical engineers--United States
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