George Boole

1815 - 1864

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George Boole approached logic in a new way reducing it to a simple algebra, incorporating logic into mathematics. He also worked on differential equations, the calculus of finite differences and general methods in probability.
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List of References (24 books/articles)

Some Quotations (7)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. A comment from Thomas Hirst's diary
  2. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to George Boole
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Royal Society Royal Medal1844
Fellow of the Royal Society1857
Lunar featuresCrater Boole
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Tasmania Australia (Boole and Grassmann)
  1. Lincolnshire World
  2. David R Wilkins
  3. George Boole bicentenary

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