The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age (Hardback)
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The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 30/10/2012
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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.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691151007
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 23 mm

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