Thanks for the quick response!Welcome to AAC!
Look up Karnaugh Mapping.
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/digital/chpt-8/introduction-to-karnaugh-mapping/
I'd use a Kmap unless you were required to use boolean algebra.Could anyone point me in the right direction in simplifying this expression.
Just a little note...A´BC´ + A´D + BC´D´
Could anyone point me in the right direction in simplifying this expression. I've been trying to solve it for awhile but I'm stuck.
Cheers!
Please how to I access the logisim tool ?Logisim is public-domain software that does logic minimization & K-maps. (I use the version 2.7.1 jar file)
Of course, this won't help you to pass an exam on minimization; but then you could ask why be tested for a skill that is better done with software.
how do I access the software please ?Logisim is public-domain software that does logic minimization & K-maps. (I use the version 2.7.1 jar file)
Of course, this won't help you to pass an exam on minimization; but then you could ask why be tested for a skill that is better done with software.
Google it. There are loads of software sites where you can download it for free.how do I access the software please ?
Hello again,how do I access the software please ?
That is essentially what a Karnaugh Map does. But the K-map is easier to apply. And K-map software is easier yet.The way i ended up simplifying it was i simply printed out the truth table and then by inspection found a reduced expression.
What specifically did you do?This simple problem interested me at first because it was in the homework section, but then i found that the "invert, simplify, invert, simplify" method did not work. Although i knew that method does not always work, i decided to try to find out exactly why it did not work for this problem. What i ran into was an entirely different way to solve logic problems that do not involve maps or manually scanning truth tables (although i did solve it with a simple truth table too). I think this new method would be very amenable to quantum computing so it is a little more interesting to me now.
What you mean with the truth table solution?What specifically did you do?
Sounds like you have come up with something great - I once came up with a way using venn diagrams.What you mean with the truth table solution?
I am not sure i want to reveal the other method just yet i dont see it mentioned anywhere else in some 50 years so far. I even studied automated reasoning and yet never ran into anything like this before.
Come to think of it, i dont think i ever saw that other method of inverting and simplifying either, but then again that's not always applicable.
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