Thursday, June 15, 2017

Boolean algebra as it relates to Fortran and digital circuitry and on and off electrical switches

George Boole
In 1854, British mathematician George Boole published a landmark paper detailing an algebraic system of logic that would become known as Boolean algebra. His logical calculus was to become instrumental in the design of digital electronic circuitry.[19]

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    So, George Boole who came up with Boolean Algebra and it's relationship eventually to digital electronic circuitry eventually created Fortran which was one of the earlier computer languages which was useful because Fortran (literally "Formula Translation" was based primarily upon Algebra.
    I took to this computer language because I always liked the symmetry of Algebra to begin with. It was very logical and reasonable in it's design. So, I also likely Fortran which was based upon Algebra for this reason.
    I just learned today it's relationship with electronic circuitry.

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