Publisher description for Ones and zeros : understanding Boolean algebra, digital circuits, and the logic of sets / John Gregg.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Electronic digital computers Circuits Design, Logic, Symbolic and mathematical, Algebra, Boolean, Set theory