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Digital Logic Design
A Rigorous Approach

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  • Date Published: October 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139786799

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  • This textbook, based on the authors' fifteen years of teaching, is a complete teaching tool for turning students into logic designers in one semester. Each chapter describes new concepts, giving extensive applications and examples. Assuming no prior knowledge of discrete mathematics, the authors introduce all background in propositional logic, asymptotics, graphs, hardware and electronics. Important features of the presentation are: • All material is presented in full detail. Every designed circuit is formally specified and implemented, the correctness of the implementation is proved, and the cost and delay are analyzed • Algorithmic solutions are offered for logical simulation, computation of propagation delay and minimum clock period • Connections are drawn from the physical analog world to the digital abstraction • The language of graphs is used to describe formulas and circuits • Hundreds of figures, examples and exercises enhance understanding. The extensive website ( includes teaching slides, links to Logisim and a DLX assembly simulator.

    • Offers a completely self-contained text that assumes no prior knowledge of discrete mathematics
    • Designed to turn students into logic designers in one semester
    • Features an extensive website with teaching slides, links to Logisim and a DLX assembly simulator, as well as other supplements
    • Each chapter includes concepts illustrated through extensive applications, examples and problems
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'I highly recommend this book for academic courses on digital design.' Vladimir Botchev, Computing Reviews

    '… a very useful textbook … Throughout the book, the mathematical approach, the gradually presented notions and the very rigorous proofs are remarkable.' Zentralblatt MATH

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139786799
    • contains: 102 b/w illus. 35 tables 183 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Preliminaries:
    1. Sets and functions
    2. Induction and recursion
    3. Sequences and series
    4. Directed graphs
    5. Binary representation
    6. Propositional logic
    7. Asymptotics
    8. Computer stories: big endian vs. little endian
    Part II. Combinational Circuits:
    9. Representation by formulas
    10. The digital abstraction
    11. Foundations of combinational circuits
    12. Trees
    13. Decoders and encoders
    14. Selectors and shifters
    15. Addition
    16. Signed addition
    Part III. Synchronous Circuits:
    17. Flip-flops
    18. Memory modules
    19. Foundations of synchronous circuits
    20. Synchronous modules: analysis and synthesis
    21. The ISA of a simplified DLX
    22. A simplified DLX: implementation.

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    Guy Even, Tel-Aviv University
    Guy Even is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

    Moti Medina, Tel-Aviv University
    Moti Medina works in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

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