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Author MacHale, Des.

Title The Life and Work of George Boole : a Prelude to the Digital Age
Published Cork : Cork University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (603 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Milestones in Boole's Life; Acknowledgements; Preface to new edition; Foreword to 1985 edition by J.L. Synge; Foreword to new edition; Chapter 1 Early Life; Chapter 2 His Own Master; Chapter 3 Social Involvement; Chapter 4 Early Mathematical Work; Chapter 5 The Cork Professorship; Chapter 6 Queen's College Cork; Chapter 7 Love and Marriage; Chapter 8 The Cuvierian Society; Chapter 9 The Laws of Thought; Chapter 10 Controversy; Chapter 11 Family Life and Social Attitudes; Chapter 12 Poetry
Chapter 13 Boole and Hamilton: Some Unanswered QuestionsChapter 14 Religion; Chapter 15 Later Mathematical Work; Chapter 16 The Final Years; Chapter 17 The Remarkable Boole Family; Bibliography of Boole's Published Works; Sources and References; Index
Summary This book, aimed at the general reader and now available again, is the first full-length biography of George Boole (1815-1864) who has been variously described as the founder of pure mathematics, one of the fathers of computer science and discoverer of symbolic logic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Boole, George, 1815-1864.
Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Mathematicians -- Ireland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782050051