# Working With Boolean Logic in Python

**00:00**
In this lesson, you’ll learn the basics of Boolean operations and a bit about how Python implements them.

**00:08**
Boolean logic is named after George Boole, who developed a whole system of mathematics based on two values called true and false and the operations on them (AND, OR, and NOT).

**00:20**
Since computers work in binary—two values, although we call them one and zero—Boolean algebra became the natural way to design and build computers. Boolean expressions are the types of expressions we use in `if`

and `while`

statements.

**00:37**
The use of Boolean operators can allow you more precise and sometimes more complicated conditions to describe which branch of an `if`

statement to execute or when to repeat an iteration in a `while`

loop.

**00:50**
Here’s some terminology relevant to Boolean logic in Python. Boolean is a type of value that can be either `True`

or `False`

. We signify that using the keyword `bool`

for that type, and it’s a subtype of the `int`

(integer) type.

**01:07**
There are two Boolean values, `True`

and `False`

, and in Python, those are capitalized. A Boolean expression is an expression that returns either `True`

or `False`

.

**01:20**
It does a computation and returns `True`

if that result of that computation was true, or `False`

if the result of that computation was false.

**01:30**
The three Boolean operators are `and`

, which connects two expressions, `or`

, which also connects two expressions, and `not`

, which only acts on a single expression.

**01:45**
In Python, the keywords that we use for these Boolean operations are, in fact, `and`

, `or`

, and `not`

.

**01:54**
In the next lesson, you’ll start seeing the `and`

operator in use.

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