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Boolean Logic Gates & Functions - Chapter Summary
This chapter on Boolean logic gates and functions takes the stress out of studying these subjects. Study topics such as the mathematician George Boole, Boolean logic and the rules and theorems of Boolean algebra at your own pace on any computer, tablet or smartphone. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact one of our instructors through the Dashboard. Taking the lesson quizzes and chapter test can also help to clarify any more challenging subjects. After completing these lessons, you should be able to:
- Outline the biography of George Boole, the mathematician
- Define Boolean logic with examples
- Detail Boolean operators and expressions
- Explain the properties, theorems and rules of Boolean algebra
- Identify electric gate symbols for Boolean functions
1. George Boole, Mathematician: Biography & Timeline
In this lesson, you'll learn about George Boole, a famous mathematician who made significant contributions in algebra. We'll explore his life and logic and learn what led us to name a branch of mathematics after him.
2. What Is Boolean Logic? - Definition, Diagram & Examples
In this lesson you will learn about Boolean logic, which is a way to figure out the ''truth'' of an expression using the simple concept of true or false (1 or 0). This type of simple math is ideal for use on computers, since they really only handle 1s and 0s.
3. Boolean Logic, Operators & Expressions
Programming uses Booleans, which are used to represent values of true and false. Many operations use Boolean logic. Learn how Boolean operators and expressions are used.
4. Boolean Algebra: Rules, Theorems, Properties & Examples
In this lesson you will discover and use the rules of Boolean algebra to simplify Boolean expressions (statements that are either True or False). The Rules of Boolean algebra are given in a table, and a few examples show how to use them.
5. Electric Gate Symbols for Boolean Functions
Boolean logic operations are performed by various electronic elements within a circuit. Learn the standard sets of symbols that represent each Boolean operation and their respective truth tables in relation to the input and output pins.
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Other chapters within the Computer Science 306: Computer Architecture course
- Introduction to Computer Architecture & Hardware
- Data Representation in Digital Computing Systems
- Arithmetic in Computer Binary
- Digital Circuit Theory: Combinational Logic Circuits
- Digital Circuit Theory: Sequential Logic Circuits
- How Memory Functions in a Computer
- Instruction Set Architecture
- Input/Output in Computer Architecture
- Parallel Computer Architecture
- Evaluating Computer Performance
- Required Assignments for Computer Science 306