Boolean Algebra in the Context of Mathematicsby PhotonTrail Tags: algebra, boolean, context, mathematics 

#1
Mar1113, 03:15 PM

P: 13

I'm currently taking a course on Boolean algebra. It's officially named "Mathematical Logic", but I really don't see much resemblance between what I'm doing and other courses of mathematical logic that are taught in the US.
It has only been a couple of weeks, but to let you have an inkling of the syllabus, so far we've covered roughly the following content:
So, what's the deal? Is it simply taught under a different guise with completely different terminology in the States? A quick search on the forums brought up an ancient thread that mentioned a textbook by a certain Dr Monk published in the late 1980s, but it seems to be out of print. It probably approaches the subject with way more depth and breadth than I require, too. Is the topic even being taught today, as a mathematical course? Or are people only concerned about the applied aspects of it in computer science? 



#2
Mar1113, 11:22 PM

P: 115

I took a ring theory class and the text book was on intro abstract algebra. There was a chapter (maybe even two) that talked about it but we never did it. And yea funny because I was looking around too for a course about it too but couldn't find one. I haven't looked for textbooks in our library though.
Weird title by the way o_0 



#3
Mar1213, 12:00 AM

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#4
Mar1213, 01:23 AM

P: 115

Boolean Algebra in the Context of Mathematics
I see I see. Yeah try looking in abstraact algebra books I guess.



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