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Boole, George (1815–64)

Graham Upton and Ian Cook

in A Dictionary of Statistics

Third edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199679188
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191758317
Boole, George (1815–64)

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with a flair for languages. At school Boole excelled at Latin and by the age of 16 was an assistant school teacher, whilst studying mathematics for his own interest. To support his parents he opened his own school, continuing with his work in mathematics. This work became so well known that at the age of 35 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College, Cork. His ...

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