## WAMATYC Invited Session in Mathematics: The Algebra of Technology [A]

**Olga Shatunova • University of Washington Tacoma**

Boolean algebra is credited with laying the foundation for the information age. In my talk I will discuss Boolean algebra (which is particularly important to computer science and abstract mathematics) and how it is utilized in technology, computer design and the theory of switches. I will discuss Boolean algebra as an example of an algebraic system, laws of thought, its operations and its many applications. Students get excited when they see how computers and other technology work based on Boolean algebra. As time allows, we will see how to create components for computing.

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