Topics in the History of Mathematics: The Liberation of Algebra (1987)

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George Boole (2 November 1815 - 8 December 1864), English mathematician and philosopher. As the inventor of Boolean logic - the basis of modern digital computer logic - Boole is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of computer science.
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In Ireland during the 19th century, the fundamental work of Hamilton and Boole freed algebra from its dependency on arithmetic. Filmed entirely in Ireland, this programme looks at the work of William Rowan Hamilton in Dublin and George Boole in Cork. From Hamilton’s discovery of quaternions to Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’, Graham Flegg reviews the developments of their work in the field of astro-physics and computer design.

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kindageeky wrote 8 years ago.
Part One covers Hamilton and quaternions, Part Two covers
Boole & mathematical logic


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