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Switching and Finite Automata Theory

3rd Edition


  • Authors:
  • Zvi Kohavi, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
  • Niraj K. Jha, Princeton University, New Jersey
  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521857482
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  • Understand the structure, behaviour, and limitations of logic machines with this thoroughly updated third edition. Many new topics are included, such as CMOS gates, logic synthesis, logic design for emerging nanotechnologies, digital system testing, and asynchronous circuit design, to bring students up-to-speed with modern developments. The intuitive examples and minimal formalism of the previous edition are retained, giving students a text that is logical and easy to follow, yet rigorous. Kohavi and Jha begin with the basics, and then cover combinational logic design and testing, before moving on to more advanced topics in finite-state machine design and testing. Theory is made easier to understand with 200 illustrative examples, and students can test their understanding with over 350 end-of-chapter review questions.

    • Includes many new, modern topics, such as logic design for emerging nanotechnologies and asynchronous circuit design
    • 200 illustrative examples clarify the theory, making it easier to understand
    • Readers can monitor their understanding of the topics covered with over 350 end-of-chapter review questions
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    04th Mar 2019 by Gduchen

    Since the first edition, when I was a student, more than 30 years ago, it was the best book in the subject and, for me, it is still the best book.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521857482
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 193 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.48kg
    • contains: 233 tables 358 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Preliminaries:
    1. Number systems and codes
    2. Sets, relations, and lattices
    Part II. Combinational Logic:
    3. Switching algebra and its applications
    4. Minimisation of switching functions
    5. Logic design
    6. Multilevel logic synthesis
    7. Threshold logic for nanotechnologies
    8. Testing of combinational circuits
    Part III. Finite State Machines:
    9. Introduction to synchronous sequential circuits and iterative networks
    10. Capabilities, minimisation, and transformation of sequential machines
    11. Asynchronous sequential circuits
    12. Structure of sequential machines
    13. State-identification experiments and testing of sequential circuits
    14. Memory, definiteness, and information losslessness of finite automata
    15. Linear sequential machines
    16. Finite-state recognisers

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    Zvi Kohavi, Niraj K. Jha

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    Zvi Kohavi, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Zvi Kohavi is Executive Vice President and Director General at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He is Professor Emeritus of the Computer Science Department at Technion, where he held the position of Sir Michael and Lady Sobell Chair in Computer Engineering and Electronics. He has previously served as the Managing Director of the Technion Research and Deveopment Foundation, and on the faculty of M.I.T. and the University of Utah.

    Niraj K. Jha, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Niraj K. Jha is a Professor at Princeton University and a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and Journal of Low Power Electronics. He is a recipient of the AT&T Foundation Award and NEC Preceptorship Award for research excellence, the NCR Award for teaching excellence, and Princeton's Graduate Mentoring Award.

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