George Boole

Boole, George, 1815–64, English mathematician and logician. He became professor at Queen's College, Cork, in 1849. Boole wrote An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854) and works on calculus and differential equations. He developed a form of symbolic logic, called Boolean algebra, that is of fundamental importance in the study of the foundations of pure mathematics and is also at the basis of computer technology.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on George Boole from Fact Monster:

  • George Boole - Biography of George Boole, Developer of Boolean algebra
  • symbolic logic - symbolic logic symbolic logic or mathematical logic,formalized system of deductive logic, employing ...
  • Boolean algebra - Boolean algebra Boolean algebra , an abstract mathematical system primarily used in computer ...
  • logic: Mathematics and Logic - Mathematics and Logic With the development of symbolic logic by George Boole and Augustus De Morgan ...
  • November 2 Birthdays: James Polk - November 2 birthdays: James Polk, Nelly, K.D. Lang, Burt Lancaster, George Boole, Daniel Boone, Warren G. Harding , Carlos Bulosan, Marie Antoinette, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Mathematics: Biographies

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe