A to Z of Computer Scientists by Harry Henderson

By Harry Henderson

This accomplished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied staff of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the computing device technological know-how box. The state of the art, modern entries and data at the machine provide a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of enterprise and a brand new form of tradition.

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At age 23, Boole wrote his first scientific paper, offering improvements on Joseph-Louis Lagrange’s methods for analyzing planetary motions. By 1844, Boole was moving toward an analysis of how mathematics itself worked. He became intrigued about how the manipulation of mathematical operators and symbols might mirror logic and the operation of the human mind. His paper “On a General Method in Analysis” was rejected at first by the prestigious Royal Society, perhaps because Boole did not have a formal university degree.

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