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Q: introduction to logic ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: introduction to logic
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: camillalog-ga
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Posted: 17 Feb 2004 23:14 PST
Expires: 18 Mar 2004 23:14 PST
Question ID: 307872
Where can I find a site that is a nontechnical introduction to logic?

Request for Question Clarification by majortom-ga on 18 Feb 2004 06:36 PST
Do you need to know about predicate logic, logical proofs, and so on,
or just about logic gates, as found in computers?

Request for Question Clarification by mathtalk-ga on 18 Feb 2004 07:33 PST
Or perhaps you are seeking a classic "philosophical" treatment of logic?

-- mathtalk-ga

Clarification of Question by camillalog-ga on 19 Feb 2004 12:38 PST
My question in reference to logic relating to computer science. What
are logic gates? How does logic relate to computers in a very basic
Subject: Re: introduction to logic
Answered By: majortom-ga on 19 Feb 2004 13:39 PST
Hello, camillalog-ga,

You can find a suitable nontechnical introduction to boolean logic here:

Howstuff Works "How Boolean Logic Works"

And a follow-up article on logic gates and computing, best read after
the above article, here:

Howstuff Works "How Electronic Gates Work"

Thank you for the opportunity to answer this question.
Subject: Re: introduction to logic
From: neilzero-ga on 18 Feb 2004 12:05 PST
I don't think much can be said about logic in a computer program
without some basic fundamentals. I agree you do not need to know how
to manufacture gates, registers, D to A converters etc to write a
program.  Neil
Subject: Re: introduction to logic
From: hailstorm-ga on 18 Feb 2004 18:26 PST
Find the TV episode cartoon of "The Cat In The Hat" and listen to the
song "Calculatus Eliminatus".

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