Algebraic Manipulation of Boolean Expressions


Introduction Introduction

Examples Examples

Problems Problems


Introduction Introduction

This is an approach where you can transform one boolean expression into an equivalent expression by applying Boolean Theorems.

Minimising terms and expressions can be important because electrical circuits consist of individual components that are implemented for each term or literal for a given expression. This allows designers to make use of fewer components, thus reducing the cost of a particular system.

It should be noted that there are no fixed rules that can be used to minimise a given expression. It is left to an individuals ability to apply Boolean Theorems in order to minimise a function.


Example Example


Problems Problems

  1. Minimise the following functions using algebraic method:
    Z = f(A,B,C) = + B + AB + AC
    Z = f(A,B,C) = B + B + BC + A

  2. Minimise the following switch circuit:
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