This carefully developed piece was widely praised by reviewers for both its great clarity and its rigor. The book balances theory and practice in depth without getting bogged down in excessive technical or mathematical language and has abundant coverage of current topics of interest, such as programmable devices, computer-aided design, and testability. An unusually large number of illustrations, examples, and problems help the reader gain a solid sense of how theory underlies practice.
A text developed from a previous work, An Introduction to Computer Logic (1974) by Nagle, Carroll, and Irwin, which was a widely adopted text on the fundamentals of combinational and sequential logic circuit analysis and synthesis. The present text retains its predecessor's strong coverage of fundamental theory. To address practical design issues, over half of the text is new material that reflects the many changes which have occurred in recent years, including modular design, CAD methods, and the use of programmable logic, as well as such practical issues as device timing characteristics and standard logic symbols. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)