# Introduction to boolean logic

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Welcome! This is a lesson in the Introductory Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science course here at Wikiversity.

## Basic Principles of Logic

[edit | edit source]For computer science, it is necessary to understand the basics of logic. Logic is the foundation on which a computer system is built internally. Bits are switched on and off using the binary 1's and 0's. In Boolean Logic, these translate into T (true) and F (false) statements.

## Propositions

[edit | edit source]**Definition**: A statement that is either true or false.

Which statement is a proposition? |

Which bird did the cat kill?
WRONG! Try again. |
William's wife's name is Irene.
Correct! |
Wherefore art thou, Romeo?
WRONG! Try again. |
Give me an A!
WRONG! Try again. |

Which statement is not a proposition? |

Roland's daughter is Rolanda.
WRONG! Try again. |
His tomb says "Trail Blazer."
WRONG! Try again. |
Roland won many awards.
WRONG! Try again. |
Tell me what Roland does.
Correct! |

Which statement is a proposition? |

2 + 3 = 5
Read the question again! |
4 / 9
WRONG! Try again. |
1 + 1 = 3
Read the question again! |
Both A and C
Correct! |

## Next Lesson

[edit | edit source]The second lesson of the course is Using truth tables.