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1 Boolean rules for simplification Dr. Ahmed Telba

2 midterms Mid1 Sunday 16 March 2014 Mid2 Sunday 26 April 2014

3 exploration of Boolean algebra Adding 0 + 0 = 0 0 + 1 = 1 1 + 0 = 1 1 + 1 = 1 Multiplication 0 × 0 = 0 0 × 1 = 0 1 × 0 = 0 1 × 1 = 1 REVIEW: Boolean addition is equivalent to the OR logic function, as well as parallel switch contacts. Boolean multiplication is equivalent to the AND logic function, as well as series switch contacts. Boolean complementation is equivalent to the NOT logic function, as well as normally closed relay contacts.

4 Commutative Laws ► The commutative law of addition for two variables is written as A+B = B+A This law states that the order in which the variables are OR ed makes no difference. Remember, in Boolean algebra as applied to logic circuits, addition and the OR operation are the same. Fig-1 illustrates the commutative law as applied to the OR gate and shows that it doesn't matter to which input each variable is applied. (The symbol ≡ means "equivalent to.").

5 Commutative laws

6 ► The associative law of addition is written as follows for three variables: adding using 2-input OR A + (B + C) = (A + B) + C The associative law of multiplication is written as follows for three variables: A(BC) = (AB)C this law as applied to 2-input AND gates.


8 Distributive Law: ► The distributive law is written for three variables as follows: A(B + C) = AB + AC AB + AC = A(B + C). Fig.(3) illustrates the distributive law in terms of gate implementation.


10 Rules of Boolean Algebra

11 Rule 1. A + 0 = A Rule 2. A + 1 = 1

12 Rules Rule 3. A. 0 = 0 Rule 4. A. 1 = A

13 Rules Rule 5. A + A = A Rule 6. A + A” = 1

14 Rule 7. A. A = A Rule 8.

15 Rule 9 Rule 10. A + AB = A



18 DEMORGAN'S THEOREMS  The complement of a product of variables is equal to the sum of the complements of the variables, Stated another way, The complement of two or more ANDed variables is equivalent to the OR of the complements of the individual variables. The formula for expressing this theorem for two variables is

19 DeMorgan's second theorem is stated as follows: The complement of a sum of variables is equal to the product of the complements of the variables The formula for expressing this theorem for two variables is



22 Logic


24 commutative property


26 Distributive

27 Boolean rules for simplification Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of logic circuits. If we translate a logic circuit's function into symbolic (Boolean) form, and apply certain algebraic rules to the resulting equation to reduce the number of terms and/or arithmetic operations, the simplified equation may be translated back into circuit form for a logic circuit performing the same function with fewer components. If equivalent function may be achieved with fewer components, the result will be increased reliability and decreased cost of manufacture. To this end, there are several rules of Boolean algebra presented in this section for use in reducing expressions to their simplest forms. The identities and properties already reviewed in this chapter are very useful in Boolean simplification, and for the most part bear similarity to many identities and properties of "normal" algebra. However, the rules shown in this section are all unique to Boolean mathematics. This rule may be proven symbolically by factoring an "A" out of the two terms, then applying the rules of A + 1 = 1 and 1A = A to achieve the final result:


29 Circuit simplification examples

30 The Exclusive-OR function


32 Fan in Fan in IF you have gate with inputs more tan you need then used figure

33 If you have 2 input and you need 3 input used this figure

34 Logical Expression If you have this fig haw many gates needed


36 Important relations in simplifying logic systems

37 Draw the logic diagram of equation then simplified using Boolean and DeMorgan's

38 DeMorgan's Theorems



41 REVIEW DeMorgan's Theorems describe the equivalence between gates with inverted inputs and gates with inverted outputs. Simply put, a NAND gate is equivalent to a Negative-OR gate, and a NOR gate is equivalent to a Negative-AND gate. When "breaking" a complementation bar in a Boolean expression, the operation directly underneath the break (addition or multiplication) reverses, and the broken bar pieces remain over the respective terms. It is often easier to approach a problem by breaking the longest (uppermost) bar before breaking any bars under it. You must never attempt to break two bars in one step! Complementation bars function as grouping symbols. Therefore, when a bar is broken, the terms underneath it must remain grouped. Parentheses may be placed around these grouped terms as a help to avoid changing precedence.





46 Sum of minterms Find 1’s and write as AND then OR for all terms

47 Minterm representative (sum) If you have truth table shown

48 Logic minterm equivalent

49 Product of Maxterms Product of Maxterms lock for 0 then anding

50 Using ∏




54 AND & OR implementation

55 Quiz #1

56 Review of Boolean Algebra

57 DeMorgan’s Theorems



60 Quiz # Answer

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