Person: Boole, George


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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Born 2 November 1815, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Died 8 December 1864, Ballintemple, County Cork, Ireland.

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Algebra, Geometry, Origin England

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive