Karnaugh vs boolean algebra

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Combat_Israel, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Combat_Israel

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    Feb 14, 2007
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    Hi,

    What is the advantage of using boolean algebra compared to Karnaugh maps for simplifying truth tables? One thing I know is if you have many variables, but otherwise I find Karnaugh maps much easier.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Feb 24, 2006
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    Karnaugh maps for five and six variables are difficult if not impossible to visualize and see patterns. It is not a question of one versus the other they are both tools in the toolbox to be used in the appropriate circumstance. Your question is a complete red herring.
     
  3. Dave

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    Additional to complexity, for the experienced Boolean algebra is a more efficient method to use, in terms of time taken for a given problem, than using Karnaugh Maps. Given that software exists that can simplify truth tables this is somewhat obsolete these days, but considering a manual approach this is my take on it.

    Dave
     
  4. fxbit

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  5. ynaji

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    Karnaugh map is very easy than using the boolean algebra. because some logic are very difficult to simplify them. For 5 or 6 variable , you can use the McCluskey method to solve it. There is a tool you can use to simplify any logic called LogicAid.
     
  6. dharmendra rai

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    please tell me what is LogicAid.
     
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