De Morgan, Augustus 18061871
Overview
Works:  324 works in 1,038 publications in 5 languages and 9,592 library holdings 

Genres:  Miscellanea Records and correspondence Bibliography Biography History Textbooks Anecdotes 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Recipient 
Classifications:  BC135, 164 
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Most widely held works about
Augustus De Morgan
 The first six books of the Elements of Euclid : in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners by Oliver Byrne( Book )
 Memoir of Augustus De Morgan by Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan( Book )
 Augustus De Morgan and the logic of relations by Daniel D Merrill( Book )
 A commonsense method of doubleentry bookkeeping on first principles, as suggested by De Morgan by S Dyer( Book )
 Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton, knt., LL. D., D.C.L., M.R.I.A., Andrews professor of astronomy in the University of Dublin, and royal astronomer of Ireland, etc. etc.: including selections from his poems, correspondence, and miscellaneous writings by Robert Perceval Graves( Book )
 A letter to Augustus De Morgan, Esq. ... on his claim to an independent rediscovery of a new principle in the theory of syllogism by William Hamilton( Book )
 A List of certain letters inserted in books from the Library of Augustus De Morgan (18061871) now in the University of London Library by M Merrington( Book )
 The British Association in jeopardy : and Professor De Morgan in the pillory without hope of escape. by James Smith( Book )
 General information respecting the library in the central building of the University of London South Kensington, S.W by University of London( Book )
 Reports of a lecture delivered by Professor De Morgan on the approaching simplification of the coinage, and a discussion on the relative merits of the pound and mil scheme, and of the tenpenny scheme by England) Decimal Association (London( Book )
 The British association in jeopardy, and Dr. Whewell, the master of Trinity, in the stocks without hope of escape by James Smith( Book )
 Traditional logicians and De Morgan's example by Universiteit van Amsterdam( Book )
 De Morgan dai shu by Congwen Luo( Book )
 Observations on the current coinage of Great Britain, as the medium of barter, calculation, and accounts and on Professor de Morgan's plan for its more convenient and scientific arrangement, on the decimal system, with the advantages that would result from it, exemplified by Henry Taylor( Book )
 An examination and evaluation of the historical importance of the principal innovative contributions to formal logic of Augustus De Morgan by W. Carl Gottschall( )
 On the lately proposed Logarithms of unity, in reply to Professor De Morgan by John Thomas Graves( Book )
 Moral mathematics : the propagation of mathematics for social ends by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 18261848 by Christopher J Phillips( )
 Obituary notice of Augustus De Morgan, B.A. : late professor of mathematics in University college, London. by Arthur Cowper Ranyard( Book )
 by John F. W Herschel( )
 Further observations on the theory of probabilities by George Boole( Book )
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Augustus De Morgan
A budget of paradoxes by
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60 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An important figure in the development of modern mathematical logic and abstract algebra, Augustus De Morgan (180671) 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 circlesquarers 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)
60 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An important figure in the development of modern mathematical logic and abstract algebra, Augustus De Morgan (180671) 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 circlesquarers 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
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23 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the study and difficulties of mathematics by
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46 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
XVI. On Proportion240XVII. Application of Algebra to the Measurement of Lines, Angles, Proportion of Figures, and Surfaces; Index
46 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
XVI. On Proportion240XVII. Application of Algebra to the Measurement of Lines, Angles, Proportion of Figures, and Surfaces; Index
An essay on probabilities, and on their application to life contingencies and insurance offices by
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42 editions published between 1838 and 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
42 editions published between 1838 and 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 by
Francis Baily(
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16 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal logic : or, the calculus of inference, necessary and probable by
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31 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 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 (180671) 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
31 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 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 (180671) 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 differential and integral calculus ... also, elementary illustrations of the differential and integral calculus by
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32 editions published between 1836 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1836 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the life and work of Newton by
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12 editions published between 1914 and 1973 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1914 and 1973 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The BooleDe Morgan correspondence, 18421864 by
George Boole(
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10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newton: his friend, and his niece by
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17 editions published between 1883 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1883 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 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
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39 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
39 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary illustrations of the differential and integral calculus by
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25 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elements of arithmetic by
Augustus De Morgan(
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61 editions published between 1830 and 1880 in English and Marathi and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
61 editions published between 1830 and 1880 in English and Marathi and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of almanacs, with an index of reference, by which the almanac may be found for every year, whether in old style or
new, from any epoch, ancient or modern, up to A.D. 2000. With means of finding the day of any new or full moon from B.C. 2000
to A.D. 2000 by
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17 editions published between 1851 and 1907 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1851 and 1907 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal logic (1847) by
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10 editions published between 1911 and 1926 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1911 and 1926 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elements of algebra preliminary to the differential calculus : and fit for the higher classes of schools in which the
principles of arithmetic are taught by
Augustus De Morgan(
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21 editions published between 1835 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1835 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trigonometry and double algebra by
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9 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1849 and 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the difficulty of correct description of books by
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15 editions published between 1852 and 1912 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1852 and 1912 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The connexion of number and magnitude: an attempt to explain the fifth book of Euclid by
Augustus De Morgan(
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10 editions published between 1836 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1836 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eleventh chapter of the History of the Royal Society by
Charles Richard Weld(
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3 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 De Morgan, Sophia Elizabeth 18091892 Author Editor
 Newton, Isaac 16421727 Author
 Heath, Peter 19222002 Editor
 Smith, David Eugene 18601944 Author Editor
 Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William) 17921871 Author
 Baily, Francis 17741844 Author
 Jourdain, Philip E. B. (Philip Edward Bertrand) 18791919 Editor
 Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von 16461716
 Boole, George 18151864 Author
 Smith, G. C. MA Compiler Editor
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