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The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Paul J. Nahin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use—from our computers and cars, to home appliances. How did a system of mathematics ... More


Information and Communication Technology Design in a Complex Moral Universe: Ethnography-Based Development of a GPS Monitoring System for Persons Who Wander

Claudia Müller and Lin Wan

in Socio-Informatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198733249
eISBN:
9780191797736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

Increasing life expectancy and reduced birth rates as results of the recent demographic changes are linked to drastic changes in age structures. Aging societies are facing enormous challenges that ... More


Dissecting the Dragon: GUR for Dragon Age™: Inquisition

James Berg

in Games User Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794844
eISBN:
9780191836336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794844.003.0023
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

This chapter describes challenges involved in the development of Dragon Age™: Inquisition, in particular, problems arising from the size of the game world, as well as combat mechanics and player ... More


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