Introduction to Boolean Logic
Written by Harry Fairhead   
Friday, 28 September 2018
Article Index
Introduction to Boolean Logic
Binary arithmetic and flip-flops
Flip Flops - Time Enters the Logic
More Logic

Suggested Reading




If you need a simple introduction to the hardware side of logic then Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics by Clive Maxfield is an easy read. If you like "For Dummies" then Logic For Dummies by Mark Zegarelli is worth a look but notice that it goes well beyond the logic needed for computing and into phillosophical logic. For a more serious introduction, but it is dry and mathematical, try:  Boolean Algebra and Its Applications by J. Eldon Whitesitt.Great Finally, even though it is out of print, Ideas in Information Theory, Language and Cybernetics by Jagjit Singh is essential reading for many of the topics in Babbage's Bag.

You can find out more about these books in the side panels of this article.


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A Programmers Guide To Theory
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There is a more recent version of this:

Now available as a paperback and ebook from Amazon.

A Programmers Guide To Theory - NP & Co-NP



  1. What Is Computable?
  2. Finite State Machines
  3. What is a Turing Machine? 
  4. Computational Complexity
  5. Non-computable numbers
  6. The Transfinite
  7. Axiom Of Choice
  8. Lambda Calculus
  9. Grammar and Torture
  10. Reverse Polish Notation - RPN
  11. Introduction to Boolean Logic
  12. Confronting The Unprovable - Gödel And All That
  13. The Programmer's Guide to Fractals
  14. The Programmer's Guide to Chaos*
  15. Prime Numbers And Primality Testing
  16. Cellular Automata - The How and Why
  17. Information Theory
  18. Coding Theory
  19. Kolmogorov Complexity

*To be revised





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