Boole, George

English mathematician and logician. Born in Lincoln and educated locally, Boole worked as a schoolmaster until he gained recognition as a mathematician, and became professor at Queen's College, Cork, Ireland, in 1849. His pamphlet The Mathematical Analysis of Logic (1847) pioneered the assimilation of logic to mathematics, or the algebra of classes. The work was continued in An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854). Boole also published many works in pure mathematics, and on the theory of probability. His name is remembered in the title of Boolean algebra, and the algebraic operations he investigated are denoted by Boolean operators.

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  • Boole, George — ► (1815 64) Matemático británico. Su obra más importante, Una investigación de las leyes del pensamiento (1854), propone la representación de las ideas por medio de símbolos matemáticos. * * * (2 nov. 1815, Lincoln, Inglaterra–8 dic. 1864,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Boole, George — ● /boul/ np. m. ►PERS (2 nov. 1815 8 déc. 1864). Mathématicien Britannique du XIXème siècle, créateur de de la logique moderne qui porte son nom (logique Booléenne), aussi appelée Algèbre de Boole ou algèbre booléenne. Voir booléen. Boole a aussi …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

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  • George Boole — [ˌdʒɔːdʒ ˈbuːl] (* 2. November 1815 in Lincoln, England; † 8. Dezember 1864 in Ballintemple, in der Grafschaft Cork, Irland) war ein englischer Mathematiker (Autodidakt), Logiker und Philosoph …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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