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Boole, George

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in A Dictionary of Scientists

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780192800862
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726835
Boole, George

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(1815–1864) British mathematician

Boole came from a poor background in the English city of Lincoln and was virtually self-taught in mathematics. He discovered for himself the theory of invariants. Before he obtained an academic post Boole spent several years as a school teacher, first in Yorkshire and later at a school he opened himself. In ...

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