Issue No. 05 - May (1972 vol. 21)
L.L. Kinney , Dep. Elec. Eng. Univ. Minnesota
The authors have written an introductory textbook on switching algebra and its application to logic system design. The book contains almost no formal mathematical presentation and, hence, is quite easy to read. The level of the presentation could easily be handled by third-year undergraduate students. (The authors state that the material is suitable for approximately a one-semester course, but do not specify an intended level.) No background in switching algebra is assumed or required. At various points throughout the textbook, some of the practical aspects of logic system design are mentioned and the impractical aspects of the material are pointed out where appropriate. The method of presentation and the orientation will appeal to students with an engineering background, but students with a strong mathematical bent will not be as interested.
L. Kinney, "B72-11 An Introduction to Switching System Design," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 21, no. , pp. 518, 1972.