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The Necessity of Feedback in Minimal Monotone Combinational Circuits

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1 Author(s)
Rivest, Ronald L. ; Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

We present a specific n-input 2n-output positive unate Boolean function which can be realized with 2n two-input gates if feedback is used, but which requires 3n-2 gates if feedback is not used.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-26 ,  Issue: 6 )