Boolean Logic


Read this brief article on George Boole from History of Computers to learn about the mathematician and his development of Boolean logic.

But what is the application of Boolean logic to computing? Read about how Boole helped make modern computing possible in the “How Do Computers Think?” page on the Computer History Museum website.

For a more in-depth look into Boolean logic and its application on modern computing, check out the “How Boolean Logic Works” article, which takes the reader through logic gates, adders, flip flops, and more, with easy to read language and colorful graphics.


To learn more about the and, or, and not operators in Boolean logic, watch the “Boolean Logic: AND/OR/NOT” tutorial video.

Other Media

For a quick and interactive visualization of Boolean logic functions, check out The Boolean Machine.