non-essential prime implicant

non-essential prime implicant
On a Karnaugh map: a prime implicant which does not cover any 1 which cannot covered by some other prime implicant.

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  • Quine–McCluskey algorithm — The Quine–McCluskey algorithm (or the method of prime implicants) is a method used for minimization of boolean functions which was developed by W.V. Quine and Edward J. McCluskey. It is functionally identical to Karnaugh mapping, but the tabular… …   Wikipedia

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