It's logical really.
The following pages are intended to give you a solid foundation in working with Boolean Algebra. Boolean Algebra is also sometimes referred to as Boolean Logic or just Logic. It is a method of representing expressions using only two values (True and False typically) and was first proposed by George Boole in 1847.
This Boolean Algebra tutorial is divided into 3 sections In general I recommend you work through them in order but if you've come here just to learn about a specific topic then who am I to slow you down, just head straight on over.
Keep reading below to get started with Boolean Algebra or skip to one of the following sections.
Boolean Algebra is fundamental to the operation of software and hardware which we use everyday. If you are in IT then understanding Boolean Algebra is advantageous in many ways.
If you aren't in IT, posessing an understanding of Boolean Algebra can still be very useful. Even if you never formally use it, learning it will have an impact on how you view the world and how you see and solve problems. It will improve your thinking and make you a more powerful problem solver. It will also allow you to represent and think about processes in alternative ways in order to better understand them, and then to potentially simplify them.
It is my belief that learning Boolean Algebra can be beneficial for pretty much everybody and more importantly, is also fun.
The basics of Boolean Algebra is generally quite easy to pick up. Then the learning curve gets a bit steep. A large part of this is that it's quite abstract. You're best bet is to work out what strategies and approaches will best help you better visualise and understand what is going on. Here are a few ideas to get you started but everyone is different. You'll need to find out what works best for you.
If you take this approach you should find that it's quite a pleasant path to Boolean Algebra mastery. You may also find our Problem Solving Tutorial to be worth a quick read.