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How Boole's ones and zeros changed the world

George Boole 1815-1864

George Boole 1815-1864

  • 04 Dec 2014

In today's Irish Times Peter Lynch, Professor of Meteorology at University College Dublin discusses how George Boole’s zeroes and ones changed the world.

Peter, an avid mathematician cannot disguise the admiration he has for Boole in both the article text and on his blog thatsmaths.

"The real value of Boole’s work emerged with the invention of the digital computer. His symbolic logic was precisely what electronic engineers needed to design and analyse digital computer circuitry. If logical propositions are expressed in algebraic form, then logical deductions can be drawn by algebraic calculations."

To read the full article of the impact of Boole's ones and zeros on our world please click here.

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