English mathematician George Boole was an educator, academic
and logician. He operated in the fields of distinction algebraic logic and
equations. He is well known as writer of “The Laws of Thought” which is Boolean
algebra. He was born on November 2, 1815 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and
died on December 8, 1864 at Ballintemple, County Cork, Ireland.
His first lesson in mathematics was by his father who was a tradesman.
He taught him also how to make visual apparatuses. Along with his father’s
teaching and limited time at local schools, Boole taught himself mathematics. His
father’s trade declined and so he had to work to maintain his family. As early
as age 16 George taught in community schools in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
He started his own school in Lincoln when he was 20 years of age. He worked as the head of the
school from 1849 to 1864. He taught mathematics as professor at Queen’s
University in Cork, Ireland.
He helped launch the current symbolic logic and algebra of
logic which is called Boolean algebra which is the basic design of digital
computer circuits. In computer science,
the Boolean information
type is a data type which has two values namely denoted true and false projected
to signify the truth principles of logic and Boolean algebra. The theory is named after George Boole because he was the initial person
who defined an algebraic system of logic in the 19th era.
Boolean theory works is the basis of mathematical sets and database logic. They connect your search words
together to either narrow or broaden your search results. Boolean
theory works are words such as AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT used as combinations to join or omit
keywords in internet searches which results many concentrated and fruitful outcomes.
He stated also that Proximity Operators such
as with, near and others can also
help in internet searches.
George Boole was the first person to submit his findings
which were the first papers to the new Cambridge
Mathematical Journal in 1839. His title for the paper was “Researches on
the Theory of Analytical Transformations.” These papers theory is the
basis on differential equations and
the algebraic difficult of linear conversion underlining the theory of invariance. Also in 1844, he
submitted a vital paper on the “Philosophical Transactions” to the Royal Society
for this he was given the Royal Society’s first gold medal for mathematics.
George in developing countless concepts on logical process he
was confident in his symbolic insightfulness he had gotten from his
mathematical trials. In 1847 he issued a pamphlet on “Mathematical Analysis of
Logic,” stating convincingly that logic is linked with mathematics not philosophy.
When George was 35 years of age he met his wife, Mary Everest
in 1850 who was 18 years of age, when she visited her uncle, John Ryall who was
a friend of his. George and Mary corresponded for two years and their friendship
blossoms. George visited Mary at Wick war, where he gave Mary lessons in mathematics;
she had a profound love for mathematics also. They did not meet regularly but they continued
to correspond about mathematical topics. Mary’s father in 1855 died, leaving her
poor. George Boole took responsibility for her and although their ages were far
apart and the difficulties they shared their friendship grew. They married in
the Church of England Parish Church of Wickwar. It was a happy, but regrettably
a short matrimony. They had five children which were all girls.