[FOM] Re: BOOLE'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO ANALYSIS
v.komendantsky at cs.ucc.ie
Wed Jan 12 05:00:01 EST 2005
There is a definitive biography of Boole "George Boole: His Life and
Work", by Desmond MacHale, (Boole Press, 1985).
The partial answer to John Corcoran's question Q2 ("What are Boole's
most important contributions to analysis?") based on the above cited book:
In 1841 Boole founded a new branch of mathematics called Invariant
Theory, later to inspire Einstein. In 1844 he was awarded the first Gold
Medal of The Royal Society of London in 1844 for a paper on Differential
Equations whose methods are still used today.
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