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De Morgan, Augustus 1806-1871

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Works: 2,142 works in 3,025 publications in 7 languages and 11,660 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Biography  Anecdotes  History  Textbooks  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Recipient, Former owner
Classifications: BC135, 164
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A budget of paradoxes by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

58 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important figure in the development of modern mathematical logic and abstract algebra, Augustus De Morgan (1806-71) was also a witty writer who made a hobby of collecting evidence of paradoxical and illogical thinking from historical sources as well as contemporary pamphlets and periodicals. Based on articles that had appeared in The Athenaeum during his lifetime, this work was edited by his widow and published in book form in 1872. It parades all varieties of crackpot, from circle-squarers to inventors of perpetual motion machines, all for the reader's entertainment and education. Filled with anecdotes, personal opinions and 'squibs' of every kind, the book remains enjoyable reading for those who are amused rather than appalled by the human condition. Also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection are the Memoir of Augustus De Morgan (1882), prepared by his wife, and his ambitious Formal Logic (1847)
On the syllogism, and other logical writings by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

23 editions published in 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on probabilities, and on their application to life contingencies and insurance offices by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

52 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the study and difficulties of mathematics by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

51 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XVI. On Proportion240XVII. Application of Algebra to the Measurement of Lines, Angles, Proportion of Figures, and Surfaces; Index
Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 by Francis Baily( Book )

17 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the life and work of Newton by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

17 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boole-De Morgan correspondence, 1842-1864 by George Boole( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton: his friend, and his niece by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

18 editions published between 1883 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arithmetical books from the invention of printing to the present time : being brief notices of a large number of works drawn up from actual inspection by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

42 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the preface to this work, mathematician Augustus De Morgan (1806-71) claims that 'The most worthless book of a bygone day is a record worthy of preservation.' His purpose in writing this catalogue, published in 1847, was to provide an accurate record of the early history of publishing on arithmetic, but describing only those books which he had examined himself. He surveyed the library of the Royal Society, works in the British Museum, the wares of specialist booksellers, and the private collections of himself and his friends to compile a chronological list of books from 1491 to 1846 (the final book being a work of his own), giving bibliographical details, a description of the contents, and sometimes comments on the mathematics on display. De Morgan's Formal Logic and a Memoir of Augustus De Morgan by his widow are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Elementary illustrations of the differential and integral calculus by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

27 editions published between 1832 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal logic : or, the calculus of inference, necessary and probable by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

31 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the end of antiquity to the middle of the nineteenth century it was generally believed that Aristotle had said all that there was to say concerning the rules of logic and inference. One of the ablest British mathematicians of his age, Augustus De Morgan (1806-71) played an important role in overturning that assumption with the publication of this book in 1847. He attempts to do several things with what we now see as varying degrees of success. The first is to treat logic as a branch of mathematics, more specifically as algebra. Here his contributions include his laws of complementation and the notion of a universe set. De Morgan also tries to tie together formal and probabilistic inference. Although he is never less than acute, the major advances in probability and statistics at the beginning of the twentieth century make this part of the book rather less prophetic
The elements of arithmetic by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

63 editions published between 1830 and 1880 in English and Marathi and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal logic by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

6 editions published between 1847 and 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of scientific men of the seventeenth century including letters of Barrow, Flamsteed, Wallis, and Newton, printed from the originals in the collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Macclesfield by Stephen Peter Rigaud( Book )

13 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in English and Multiple languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal logic (1847) by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

10 editions published between 1911 and 1926 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trigonometry and double algebra by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

11 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The connexion of number and magnitude: an attempt to explain the fifth book of Euclid by Augustus De Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 1836 and 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleventh chapter of the History of the Royal Society by Charles Richard Weld( Book )

6 editions published between 1848 and 1849 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the study and difficulties of mathematics
Alternative Names
Auguste De Morgan mathématicien britannique

Augusts De Morgans

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DeMorgan, Augustus 1806-1871

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Огастес де Морган шотландский математик и логик

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أوغست دو مورغان

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奧古斯塔斯·德摩根

棣麼甘

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An essay on probabilities, and on their application to life contingencies and insurance officesOn the study and difficulties of mathematicsArithmetical books from the invention of printing to the present time : being brief notices of a large number of works drawn up from actual inspectionElementary illustrations of the differential and integral calculusFormal logic : or, the calculus of inference, necessary and probableTrigonometry and double algebraThe connexion of number and magnitude: an attempt to explain the fifth book of Euclid