Unit 1: Bits and Codes, Lecture 2

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Resources

Technical

Amazon logo Ward, S. A., and R. H. Jr. Halstead. Computation Structures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press and McGraw-Hill, 1989. ISBN: 9780262231398.
This is the textbook for 6.004 Computation Structures.

Amazon logo Agarwal, Anant, and Jeffrey H. Lang. Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, 2005. ISBN: 9781558607354.
This is the textbook for 6.002 Circuits and Electronics.

Boolean Algebra: There are many excellent descriptions of Boolean Algebra at various technical levels on the Web. You can find many through Google.

Amazon logo Truxal, John G. The Age of Electronic Messages. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780262701020.
Lots of examples of codes, at an introductory level.

Historical

George Boole (1815-1864)

Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871)

Amazon logo Wilson, Geoffrey. The Old Telegraphs. London, UK: Phillimore and Co., 1976. ISBN: 9780900592799.
Describes several telegraph systems, in many countries, that predate electrical telegraphs.