23Logic Circuits and Applications

OBJECTIVES: After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Describe logic gates
  • Define the meaning of the logic gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, and XOR
  • Understand the symbols for the logic gates
  • Explain the use of logic gates in digital processes
  • Demonstrate the use of logic gates with timing diagrams
  • Define the logic functions for AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, and XOR gates
  • Put logic gates together to form logic circuits
  • Simplify logic circuits and determine the logic function of a given circuit
  • Describe the laws of Boolean algebra and employ them for logic circuits
  • Use truth tables
  • Explain what the product of sums and sum of products are and what their purposes are
  • Define what K-maps are and how they can be used ...

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