From Boolean Algebra to Unified Algebra
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HEHNER, E.C.R. (2000). From Boolean Algebra to Unified Algebra. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 19(1), 59-86. Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Volume 19, Issue 1, 2000
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Charlottesville, VA
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Boolean algebra is simpler than number algebra, with appli-cations in programming, circuit design, law, specifications, mathematical proof, and reasoning in any domain. So why is number algebra taught in primary school and used routinely by scientists, engineers, economists, and the general public, while boolean algebra is not taught until the university level, and not routinely used by anyone? A large part of the answer may be in the terminology and symbols used, and in the ex-planations of boolean algebra found in textbooks. The sub-ject has not yet freed itself from its history and philosophy. This paper points out some of the problems delaying the accep-tance and use of boolean algebra, and suggests some solutions.
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