The Logician and the Engineer : How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age, Paperback / softback Book

The Logician and the Engineer : How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age Paperback / softback

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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?

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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 248 pages, 2 halftones. 41 line illus. 25 tables.
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Mathematical logic
  • ISBN: 9780691176000

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