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snick snack CPSC 121: Models of Computation 2009 Winter Term 1 Propositional Logic: A First Model of Computation Steve Wolfman, based on notes by Patrice Belleville and others 1

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Introductions, again Steven Wolfman (call me Steve!) wolf@cs.ubc.ca ICICS 239; office hours (tentatively): MWF 1500-1600, TTh 1000-1130 but I have an open door policy: If my door is open, come in and talk! Also, I will usually be available after class. And, you can make appointments with me. 2

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Outline Prereqs, Learning Goals, and Quiz Notes True, False, and Gates. Why Start Here? Problems and Discussion Next Lecture Notes: Unit Continues... 3

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Lecture Prerequisites Read Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Solve problems like Exercise Set 1.1, #1-18 and Exercise Set 1.4, #1-17. You should have completed the open-book, untimed quiz on Vista that was due before this class. 4

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Learning Goals: Pre-Class By the start of class, you should be able to: –Translate back and forth between simple natural language statements and propositional logic. –Evaluate the truth of propositional logic statements using truth tables. –Translate back and forth between propositional logic statements and circuits that assess the truth of those statements. 5

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Quiz 1 Notes (1 of 4) Most Qs were great; circuits caused woes: 6

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Quiz 1 Notes (2 of 4) 7

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Learning Goals: In-Class By the end of this unit, you should be able to: –Build combinational computational systems using propositional logic expressions and equivalent digital logic circuits that solve real problems, e.g., our 7- or 4-segment LED displays (using a “DNF” or any other successful approach). 8

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Quiz 1 Notes (3 of 4) Approaches to the light bulb problem: Define the problem: “the first light switch = A, second = B and third = C” Solve the problem in English: “The light will be on (true) if all switches are on (true)…” Translate solution to propositional logic Extend the pattern to more switches 9

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Quiz 1 Notes (4 of 4) ‘I don’t know, but here’s a stab.’ Compare these two responses Where the first light switch = A, second = B and third = C: (~A v B) v ~C (To be honest, I'm not quite sure if I fully understand the question.) I understand this question but i dont know how to write it in terms of this circuit and logic stuff 10 Both totally OK for first quiz. Left one is always totally OK!

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Quiz 1 Notes (5 of 4) ( Bonus!) Popular sources of help (especially on the open-ended light-bulb problem): Epp Friends and family members Wikipedia (especially its page of logic gate symbols) Lecture notes Random websites: HTTP://MATHDL.MAA.ORG/IMAGES/UPLOAD_LIBRARY/47/MCCLUNG/INDEX.HTML HTTP://WWW.KPSEC.FREEUK.COM/GATES.HTM HTTPS://WWW.SEAS.UPENN.EDU/~CIT595/.../BOOLEANLOGICPROBSOL.PDF 11

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Where We Are in The Big Stories Theory How do we model computational systems? Now: learning the underpinning of all our models (formal logical reasoning with Boolean values). Hardware How do we build devices to compute? Now: establishing our baseline tool (gates), briefly justifying these as baselines, and designing complex functions from gates. 12

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Outline Prereqs, Learning Goals, and Quiz Notes True, False, and Gates. Why Start Here? Problems and Discussion Next Lecture Notes: Unit Continues... 13

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Logic for Reasoning about Truth: Where Should We Start? I will suppose that... some malicious demon of the utmost power and cunning has employed all his energies in order to deceive me. I shall think that the sky, the air, the earth, colours, shapes, sounds and all external things are merely the delusions of dreams which he has devised to ensnare my judgement. I shall consider myself as not having hands or eyes, or flesh, or blood or senses, but as falsely believing that I have all these things. - René Descartes 14

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Logic as Model for Physical Computations Input a Input b a b ~aa 5V 0V http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~paulo/courses /howmake/mlfabfinalproject.htm 15

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Outline Prereqs, Learning Goals, and Quiz Notes True, False, and Gates. Why Start Here? Problems and Discussion Next Lecture Notes: Unit Continues... 16

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Problem: Light Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time its switch is flipped. ? ? The problem gives the story we have to implement. Be sure you understand the story and always keep it in mind! 17

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Problem: Light Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time its switch is flipped. ? ? Identifying inputs/outputs: consider these possible inputs and outputs: 1.Input f: the switch flipped 2.Input s: the switch is on 3.Output l: the light is on 4.Output c: the light changed states Which are most useful for this problem? a.f and l b.f and c c.s and l d.s and c e.None of these 18

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Problem: Light Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time its switch is flipped. ? ? Consider these possible solutions: Which of these solves the problem? a.Only #1 b.Only #2 c.Only #3 d.#1 and #2 e.Some other combination 19

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Problem: Two-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time either of the two switches that control it is flipped. ? ? 20

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Problem: Two-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time either of the two switches that control it is flipped. ? ? Getting the Story Right: Is the light on or off when both switches are up? a.On, in every correct solution. b.Off, in every correct solution. c.It depends, but a correct solution should always do the same thing. d.It depends, and a correct solution might do different things at different times. e.Neither on nor off. 21

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Problem: Two-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time either of the two switches that control it is flipped. Which of these circuits solves the problem? a.Only #1 b.Only #2 c.#1 and #2 d.#1 and #3 e.All three ? ? 22

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Problem: Three-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time any of the three switches that control it is flipped. ? ? 23

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Problem: Three-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time any of the three switches that control it is flipped. ? ? Fill in the circuit’s truth table: s1s1 s2s2 s3s3 TTT TTF TFT TFF FTT FTF FFT FFF a.b.c.d.e. out T F F T F T T F F T T F T F F T F T F T F T F T T F T F T F T F None of these 24

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Problem: Three-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time any of the three switches that control it is flipped. ? ? Getting the Story Right: Which of these indicates whether the light is on or off in a particular correct solution? a.Whether an odd number of switches is on. b.Whether the majority (two or more) of switches are on. c.Whether all the switches are on. d.Whether a switch has been flipped recently. e.None of these. 25

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Problem: Three-Way Switch Problem: Design a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time any of the three switches that control it is flipped. ? ? Modelling the Circuit: Which of these describes an incorrect solution? a.(s 1 s 2 s 3 ) (s 1 ~s 2 ~s 3 ) (~s 1 s 2 ~s 3 ) (~s 1 ~s 2 s 3 ) b.s 1 s 2 s 3 (s 1 s 2 s 3 ) c.s 1 (s 2 s 3 ) d.(s 1 ~(s 2 s 3 )) (~s 1 (s 2 s 3 )) e.None of these is incorrect. 26

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Problem: n-Way Switch Problem: Describe an algorithm for designing a circuit to control a light so that the light changes state any time any of its n switches is flipped. ? ?... 27

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Outline Prereqs, Learning Goals, and Quiz Notes True, False, and Gates. Why Start Here? Problems and Discussion Next Lecture Notes: Unit Continues... 28

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Learning Goals: In-Class By the end of this unit, you should be able to: –Build combinational computational systems using propositional logic expressions and equivalent digital logic circuits that solve real problems, e.g., our 7- or 4-segment LED displays. 29

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snick snack Some Things to Try... (on your own if you have time and interest, not required) 30

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Problem: Logicians and Hats Problem: Three logicians are each wearing a black hat or a white hat, but not all white. Nobody can see their own hat. However, A can see the hats of B and C, and B can see the hats of A and C. C is blind. You go and ask them one by one in the order A, B, C, whether they know the color of their own hat. A answers “No”. B answers “No”. Then C answers “Yes”. Explain how this is possible. 31

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Problem: Criminals and Hats Problem: A warden plans to line up 100 prisoners in order tomorrow. The warden will place a white or black hat on each prisoner’s head so that no prisoner can see the hat on his or her own head, but they can see the hats of the prisoners in front of them. From the back of the line, the warden will ask each prisoner “Is your hat black?” If the prisoner answers correctly, he or she is set free. Incorrect answers lead to immediate and noisy beheading. If they answer anything other than “yes” or “no”, all prisoners are beheaded. They get one hour as a group to plan their strategy. How many prisoners can be saved? The three-way light switch might give you a hint. 32

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