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CREATORS of MATHEMATICS “The Irish Connection”. By: Leanne Robinson. General Overview. Written by present day Mathematicians Most of the writers attend Irish Univ. Contains 18 biographies of mathematicians of Irish & English decent

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general overview
General Overview
  • Written by present day Mathematicians
  • Most of the writers attend Irish Univ.
  • Contains 18 biographies of mathematicians of Irish & English decent
  • Presents a picture of Irish success in the International world of mathematics
george boole 1815 1864
GEORGE BOOLE1815-1864
  • Born in the city of Lincoln, East of England in1815.
  • His father was a shoemaker.
  • George was interested in making telescopes and other optical instruments.
  • Family was unwealthy.
  • At fourteen George had to leave school and support his family.
  • He never received second level or third level education.
  • He borrowed books and taught him self through out his life.
  • Learned many languages with out a tutor.
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Entered the world of applied mathematics, physics, and mathematics when he became interested in astronomy.

  • At eighteen Boole was reading original British mathematicians.
  • Although Boole was extremely smart he was unable to attend the university of Cambridge.
  • Boole was a very religious person and wanted to become a clergy man.
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Boole didn’t get married until the age of forty.

  • Had five daughters and they all made contributions to math when they became of age.
  • Boole died very young. He died at age 49.
math contributions
MATH CONTRIBUTIONS
  • Boole ran his very own day and boarding school.
  • Did original research in mathematics which was good enough to be published in the Cambridge Journal of Mathematics.
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MATH CONTRIBUTIONS
  • 1841 invented a whole new branch of mathematics called “Invariant Theory”
  • This theory was very important to Einstein.
  • Expressed the works of the mind by means of mathematical symbols.
example
EXAMPLE
  • X = CLASS OF SHEEP
  • Y = CLASS OF WHITE OBJECTS
  • XY= CLASS OF WHITE SHEEP
  • “BOOLEAN ALGEBRA”
  • BLUE + YELLOW= GREEN
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EXAMPLE
  • p= Today is Friday
  • q= The sun is shining
  • Pq= The sun is shining today is Friday
  • (the class used conjunctions or disjunctions)
  • This study led to our present day world of digital technology, electronics, and high-speed computers.
  • 1938 Boolean Algebra applied to high speed computers and electronic switching circuits.
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MATH CONTRIBUTIONS
  • Wrote a textbook on differential equations and another on difference equations.
  • Applied to modern legal liability.
major math contribution
MAJOR MATH CONTRIBUTION
  • The realization that mathematics is not confined to the traditional areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and calculus.
accomplishments
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • 1844 Boole was awarded the first gold metal for mathematics by Royal Society.
  • 1857 received the great honor of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  • 1851 received the LLD honorary award from Trinity College Dublin.
  • 1857 received the Keith Prize award from the University of Edinburgh.