An Investigation of The Law of Thought based on The Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities
George Boole
  • ISBN 13 : 9788170262695
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities by George Boole, first published in 1854, is the second of Boole's two monographs on algebraic logic. Boole's work founded the discipline of algebraic logic, and is often credited as being the source of what we know today as Boolean algebra. Boole was a professor of mathematics at what was then Queen's College, Cork (now University College Cork), in Ireland. At the age of twenty, George Boole taught himself mathematics, then worked his way through the mathematics of his day, published papers in a wide range of mathematical fields, until, in this remarkably accessible seminal work, he laid down postulates and axioms for logic for the first time - just as Euclid had done for geometry. Boolean algebra has become the basis for practical digital circuit design; thus Boole has provided the theoretical grounding for the Information Age.