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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Boole, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1.

Boole, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1.

Boole, George / Lloyd, Humphrey / Mac Cullagh, James / Mallet, Robert / Cooper, Edward J. / Boole, George. The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1. Scientific Papers: George Boole: ‘On the Analysis of Discontinuous Functions’ & ‘On a Certain Multiple Definite Integral’ / Lloyd, H.: ‘On the Determination of the Intensity of the Earth’s Magnetic Force in absolute Measure’ / Mac Cullagh, J.: ‘An Essay towards a Dynamical Theory of chrystalline Reflection and Refraction’ / Mallet, R.: ‘On the Dynamics of Earthquakes…’ & ‘One the Objects, Costruction and Use of certain new Instruments for Self-registration of the Passage of Eartquake Shocks’ / Cooper, E.J.: ‘Observations on Comets, made at the Observatory of Markree … 1846’. Et al. First Edition. Dublin, Printed by M.H. Gill, 1846. 29 x 24 cm. 149 pages (Section 1: Science), 104 pages (Section 2: Polite Literature). Original stiff paper covers. Paper label on spine. Partially unopened. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Binding and edges dust dulled. Internally bright and clean.

George Boole (1815 – 1864) was a largely self-taught English mathematician, philosopher and logician, most of whose short career was spent as the first professor of mathematics at Queen’s College, Cork in Ireland. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is best known as the author of The Laws of Thought (1854) which contains Boolean algebra. Boolean logic is credited with laying the foundations for the information age. Boole maintained that:
’No general method for the solution of questions in the theory of probabilities can be established which does not explicitly recognise, not only the special numerical bases of the science, but also those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning, and which, whatever they may be as to their essence, are at least mathematical as to their form’. (Wikipedia).

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Boole, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1.
Boole, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1.
Boole, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1.
Boole, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXI, Part 1.

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