We continue on in our journey, today is Chapter 3: Sequential Logic of Building a Modern Computer From First Principles. Last time we took a look at Boolean Arithmetic and we saw how we could start to create the ALU using these arithmetic chips. These chips are called combinational chips because they compute functions that depend solely on different combinations of their given input values. These relatively simple chips are able to provide a lot of the important processing functions, but the one thing they cannot do is maintain state. Obviously it does us no good to compute a value…

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