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Lessons in Electric Circuits: Volume IV - Digital

by Tony R. Kuphaldt | 7 Chapters


Volume IV - Digital


Introduction to Digital Logic

With the fourth of the six volume open-source textbook that Tony R. Kuphaldt has written, we learn about digital logic and all that supports this theory and all that stems from it.  Modern digital devices are built on the back of amazing semiconductor technology but this layer of abstraction has its own unique peculiarities to learn and understand.  We’re including this open-source textbook into CircuitBread as we think it is an important body of work that will help any current or aspiring electrical engineer understand important semiconductor related topics. We hope that the CircuitBread interface adds to its value by creating an excellent learning environment with features like quick page turning, bookmarking, highlighting, glossaries, and note-taking to your personal account.

In this fourth volume, we will learn about why digital logic is binary based and also how octal and hexadecimal can be important for digital designers.  We learn about binary math (first arithmetic and then binary algebra) and the unique way to solve problems when the only solutions are 1 or 0.  Once we understand the concepts, we learn more about logic gates and the different ways we can represent mathematical functions with AND, OR, and NOT gates as well as their inverses.  These concepts not only apply to pure digital design but significant amounts of microcontroller and microprocessor work and are absolutely essential for anyone wishing to work in these fields.


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As an open and collaboratively developed text, this book is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Design Science License for more details.

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Copyright (C) 2000-2020, Tony R. Kuphaldt

These books and all related files are published under the terms and conditions of the Design Science License. These terms and conditions allow for free copying, distribution, and/or modification of this document by the general public.

A copy of the Design Science License is included at the end of each book volume. For more information about the License, visit https://www.gnu.org/licenses/dsl.html

As an open and collaboratively developed text, this book is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Design Science License for more details.

Book VolumeVolume IV - Digital
Edition4th
Last RevisedNovember 27, 2007
Minor RevisionAugust 28, 2015
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