By Zvi Kohavi

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Extra resources for Switching and Finite Automata Theory

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No other combinations of variables and constants are switching expressions. The properties to be presented below in Eqs. 20) provide the basic tools for the simplification of switching expressions. They establish the notion of redundancy and, like all the preceding properties, they appear in dual forms. 16) express the absorption law of switching algebra. x + xy = x, x(x + y) = x (absorption). 16) The method of proof by perfect induction is efficient, as long as the number of combinations for which the statement is to be verified is small.

Then every switching function can be expressed in the form f (x1 , x2 , . . , xn ) = a0 x1 x2 · · · xn + a1 x1 x2 · · · xn + · · · + ar x1 x2 · · · xn . A factor ai is set to 1 (0) if the corresponding minterm is (is not) contained in the canonical form of the function. There are 2n coefficients, each of which n can have two values, 0 and 1. Hence, there are 22 possible assignments of 2n values to the coefficients, and thus there exist 2 switching functions of n variables. Example Tabulate the functions of two variables.

The properties to be presented below in Eqs. 20) provide the basic tools for the simplification of switching expressions. They establish the notion of redundancy and, like all the preceding properties, they appear in dual forms. 16) express the absorption law of switching algebra. x + xy = x, x(x + y) = x (absorption). 16) The method of proof by perfect induction is efficient, as long as the number of combinations for which the statement is to be verified is small. 1 Switching algebra cases, algebraic procedures are more appropriate, such, for example, as are demonstrated in the following proof of Eq.