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Augustus De Morgan

(1806—1871) mathematician and historian


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(1806–71)

British mathematician and logician who was responsible for developing a more symbolic approach to algebra, and who played a considerable role in the beginnings of symbolic logic. His name is remembered in De Morgan's laws, which he formulated. In an article of 1838, he clarified the notion of mathematical induction.

Subjects: Philosophy — Probability and Statistics.


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