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• # Boolean algebra

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What is the law of ‘Boolean algebra’? Explain with examples.

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• ### Nitesh

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Boolean algebra is a mathematical system that deals with variables that can only take on two possible values: true or false, often represented as 1 and 0, respectively. It is named after mathematician and logician George Boole, who developed the system in the mid-19th century. Boolean algebra is widely used in computer science, digital electronics, and logic circuits.

The laws of Boolean algebra define a set of rules that govern the manipulation and simplification of logical expressions. These laws allow us to perform operations such as negation, conjunction (AND), disjunction (OR), and implication (IF-THEN) on Boolean variables. Here are some of the fundamental laws of Boolean algebra:

1. Identity Laws:

• Identity for OR: A + 0 = A
• Identity for AND: A â€¢ 1 = A

These laws state that if you OR a variable with 0, the result is the variable itself, and if you AND a variable with 1, the result is the variable itself.

2. Null Laws:

• Null for OR: A + 1 = 1
• Null for AND: A â€¢ 0 = 0

These laws state that if you OR a variable with 1, the result is 1, and if you AND a variable with 0, the result is 0.

3. Domination Laws:

• Domination for OR: A + A’ = 1
• Domination for AND: A â€¢ A’ = 0

These laws state that ORing a variable with its negation always results in 1, and ANDing a variable with its negation always results in 0.

4. Idempotent Laws:

• Idempotent for OR: A + A = A
• Idempotent for AND: A â€¢ A = A

These laws state that ORing or ANDing a variable with itself results in the variable itself.

5. Double Negation Law:

• Double Negation: A” = A

This law states that if you negate a variable twice, it is equivalent to the variable itself.

These are just a few examples of the laws of Boolean algebra. There are several other laws that govern more complex operations such as distributivity, De Morgan’s laws, and absorption. These laws provide a foundation for simplifying logical expressions and designing logical circuits in various fields.

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