Re: A different definition of MINUS, Part 3
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 11:36:54 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 21, 6:25 am, "Walter Mitty" <wami..._at_verizon.net> wrote:
> Are the three fundamental ones <AND> <OR> & <NOT>?
> If so, is it possible to define a <NAND> such that <AND> <OR> & <NOT> can
> be derived from <NAND>?
> as in <NOT> A = A <NAND> A
I was going to say: "Impossible, because you don't have *all* boolean algebra axioms to substantiate such a derivation". But then I went into QBQL to check which of the following
x ^ y = ((x ^ y)' ^ (x ^ y)')'.
x + y = ((x ^ x)' ^ (y ^ y)')'.
x' = (x ^ x)'.
is invalid, and it failed to exhibit any counterexample! The last one is obvious since <AND> is idempotent, and the first one is provable in Prover9. The second one is tough... Received on Sun Dec 21 2008 - 20:36:54 CET