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  George Boole - LoveToKnow 1911
GEORGE BOOLE (1815-1864), English logician and mathematician, was born in Lincoln on the 2nd of November 1815.
Boole was one of the most eminent of those who perceived that the symbols of operation could be separated from those of quantity and treated as distinct objects of calculation.
Boole afterwards regarded this as a hasty and imperfect exposition of his logical system, and he desired that his much larger work, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities (1854), should alone be considered as containing a mature statement of his views.
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 George Boole - MSN Encarta
George Boole (IPA : ;) (November 2, 1815 – December 8, 1864) was a British mathematician and philosopher.
The original Working Class Boy Made Good, Boole was born in the wrong time, in the wrong place, and definitely in the wrong class - he didn't have a hope of growing up to be a...
George Boole (1815-1864), British mathematician and logician, who developed Boolean algebra.
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Boole's father was a simple tradesman skilled in the construction of optical instruments, but extremely interested in mathematics and sciences, an interest which he passed on to his son.
George Boole attended an elementary school in Lincoln, where he was described by one of his classmates as "being of a shy and retiring disposition"1, but it from his father that he acquired his fundamental instruction in mathematics.
Boole was able to understand the separation of symbols and values, and based on this insight was relationships represented by symbols could be manipulated mathematically - thus founding the concept of symbolic logic.
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 George Boole (1815 - 1864)
Boole's 1847 work, 'The Mathematical Analysis of Logic', not only expanded on Gottfried Leibniz' earlier speculations on the correlation between logic and math, but argued that logic was principally a discipline of mathematics, rather than philosophy.
Boole's system (detailed in his 'An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on Which Are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities', 1854) was based on a binary approach, processing only two objects - the yes-no, true-false, on-off, zero-one approach.
Unfortunately, Boole's life was cut short when he died of a 'feverish cold' at the age of 49, after walking 2 miles through the rain to get to class and then lecturing in wet clothes (proving, once again, that genius and common sense sometimes have a less than nodding acquaintance).
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 Roger p@rsons_world of George Boole
Boole Snr had a passion for science and was a keen student of optics.
George was also self-taught in French, German and Italian, and was able to extend his knowledge beyond that of other students, by reading Continental scientific publications before they appeared in English translation.
George was interested in theology and the spiritual life, and some of his writings suggest an ambition to enter the Church.
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 Roger p@rsons_world of George Boole
Boole Snr had a passion for science and was a keen student of optics.
George was also self-taught in French, German and Italian, and was able to extend his knowledge beyond that of other students, by reading Continental scientific publications before they appeared in English translation.
George was interested in theology and the spiritual life, and some of his writings suggest an ambition to enter the Church.
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 George Boole Biography
George Boole, (November 2, 1815 - December 8, 1864) was a mathematician and philosopher.
As the inventor of Boolean algebra, the basis of all modern computer arithmetic, Boole is regarded as one of the founders of the field of computer science.
By unity Boole denoted the universe of thinkable objects; literal symbols, such as x, y, z, v, u, etc., were used with the elective meaning attaching to common adjectives and substantives.
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 Mary Everest Boole
Mary Everest Boole was born in England in 1832.
It was later renamed in honor of George Everest.
Mary Everest Boole was a miraculous woman who, widowed for fifty years, raised her five daughters and made countless contributions towards the mathematical education of many girls and boys.
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 George Boole
Boole did not study for an academic degree, but from the age of 16 he was an assistant school teacher.
Boole was appointed to the chair of mathematics at Queens College, Cork in 1849.
George Boole died in 1864, at the age of 49.
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 George Boole Collection - Library University College Cork - Ireland
George Boole, first professor of Mathematics at Queens College Cork (later UCC) was born on the 2 Nov 1815 in Lincoln, England the eldest son of John Boole and his wife MaryAnn Joyce.
Boole’s letters home to his sister after his arrival in Ireland contain valuable social information on the Cork of the mid nineteenth century, where lavish banquets were given to the elite while crowds of beggars thronged the streets.
Boole had been appointed to the chair of mathematics at Queens College, Cork in 1849 and was to remain teaching there for the rest of his life, gaining a reputation as an outstanding and dedicated thinker.
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 George Boole Biography | World of Mathematics Biography
George Boole was the founder of the modern science of mathematical logic.
George Boole was born in Lincoln, England, on November 2, 1815, into what was regarded at the time as a lower class family.
Boole opened his own elementary school and, in the course of preparing his students in mathematics, found that the available textbooks were inadequate.
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 From the laws of thought to computer logic: To mark the 125th anniversary of George Boole's death, we take a look at ...
Boole extends his calculus to propositional logic, which deals with propositions about propositions (instead of about classes of things), for example, 'If the proposition Y is true, then the proposition X is true', and the like.
For example, 'George Boole was born in Moscow & died in 1864' is false; 'George Boole was born in Moscow or he died in 1864' is true, whereas 'George Boole did not die in 1864' is false.
Boole spent his last years working and publishing as actively as ever, while honours were pouring on him in the form of prizes, honorary degrees and memberships in learned societies.
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 Boole biography
George was christened the day after he was born, an indication that he was a weak child that his parents feared might not live.
Boole was unable to take Duncan Gregory's advice and study courses at Cambridge as he required the income from his school to look after his parents.
Boole's father died in December 1848 before the decision had been made concerning the Irish chairs but an announcement came in August 1849 that Boole was to become the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen's College, Cork, and he took up the position in November.
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 George Boole
George Boole (1815--1864) was the first Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork (then called Queen's College).
Boole is regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of the nineteenth century
Boole's system (Detailed in his "An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on Which Are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities", 1954) was based on a binary approach, processing only two objects - the now famous yes-no, true-false, on-off, zero-one approach.
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 George Boole, Mathematician and logistician
Born in Lincoln, England on November 2, 1815, George Boole was the son of a poor shoemaker.
In 1847, George Boole observed that the importance of his work would vary, determined primarily by the fields in which his theories found application.
Today, Boole's texts on symbolic logic are used extensively not only in the teaching of mathematics, but also in information theory, switching theory, graph theory, computer science, and artificial intelligence research.
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 The mathematics of human thought
What Boole was talking about was using the entire apparatus of the high school algebra class, with operations such as addition and multiplication and the employment of methods to solve equations.
George Boole was born in England in 1815.
Boole wanted his algebra to encompass all of Aristotle's insights into human reasoning (the famous Greek "All men are mortal" syllogisms) as well as the Stoics' logic of propositions (what we now refer to as propositional calculus).
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 George Boole (1815-1864)
George Boole (the Father of Symbolic Logic) was probably the most illustrious academic who ever worked at University College, Cork (then Queen's College, Cork).
George Boole was born in Lincoln, England in 1815.
Boole had discovered a new kind of mathematics that would later turn out to be ideal for the manipulation of information within computers.
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George Boole received his first lessons in mathematics by his father who also taught him to make optical instruments.
Boole submitted a stream of original papers to the new Cambridge Mathematical Journal, beginning in 1839 with his "Researches on the Theory of Analytical Transformations."  In 1844 he described how methods of algebra and calculus could be combined in a paper published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
Boole, in 1847 and 1854, began the algebra of logic, or what is now called Boolean algebra.
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 Sue Young Homeopathy » George Boole and Homeopathy
George Boole was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Everest Boole, daughter of homeopath Thomas Roupell Everest.
George Boole wrote An investigation of the laws of thought dedicated to John Ryall, the uncle of Mary and whose execution she contributed significantly.
Boole showed that elective symbols of this kind obey the same primary laws of combination as algebraic symbols, whence it followed that they could be added, subtracted, multiplied and even divided, almost exactly in the same manner as numbers.
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 6 Boole's Life
George Boole was born in Lincoln on November 2nd, 1815, as the first child of John Boole, a shoemaker, and Mary Ann Joyce, a lady's maid.
Boole ran his school quite successfully and was able to support his parents and sisters.
Boole's insecurity when he submitted the paper as a newcomer was justified when the Royal Society almost rejected the paper without consideration, since he was not among the acknowledged contributors of British mathematics and socially not on the level of the Society's members.
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 George Boole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Boole [buːl], (November 2, 1815 – December 8, 1864) was a British mathematician and philosopher.
As the inventor of Boolean algebra, the basis of all modern computer arithmetic, Boole is regarded in hindsight as one of the founders of the field of computer science, although computers did not exist in his day.
Boole showed that elective symbols of this kind obey the same primary laws of combination as algebraic symbols, whence it followed that they could be added, subtracted, multiplied and even divided, almost exactly in the same manner as numbers.
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 George Boole
George Boole was born in Lincoln, England in 1815 and he died in Cork, Ireland in 1864.
George Boole's objective in developing this approach to logic was to explain how individuals use information and knowledge to deduce and take decisions.
George Boole could not have been aware of the digital revolution to come but he did, with intent, address the fundamental issue of how to codify how humans think.
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 BBC - Lincolnshire People - Famous Yellowbellies - George Boole
George Boole was born on 2nd November, 1815 on Silver Street, Lincoln.
George worked in various schools around the country and in 1849 he became a professor of Mathematics at Queen's College, Cork (later to become the University of Cork).
George Boole's most important paper was published in 1854 and had the catchy title "An Investigation Into the Laws of Thought, on Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities".
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