De Morgan, Augustus 18061871
Overview
Works:  2,333 works in 3,411 publications in 7 languages and 11,744 library holdings 

Genres:  Miscellanea Records and correspondence Bibliography Biography Anecdotes History Textbooks 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, 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 John Playfair( 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 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 )
 General information respecting the library in the central building of the University of London South Kensington, S.W by University of London( Book )
 Quantifikation des Prädikats und numerisch definiter Syllogismus die Kontroverse zwischen Augustus De Morgan und William Hamilton: Formale Logik zwischen Algebra und Syllogistik by AnnaSophie Heinemann( Book )
 The British Association in jeopardy : and Professor De Morgan in the pillory without hope of escape. by James Smith( 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( )
 Traditional logicians and De Morgan's example by Víctor Sánchez Valencia( Book )
 The British association in jeopardy, and Dr. Whewell, the master of Trinity, in the stocks without hope of escape by James Smith( Book )
 Augustus De Morgan : interim handlist of papers in the University of London Library 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 London (England)( Book )
 De Morgan dai shu by Congwen Luo( Book )
 by John F. W Herschel( )
 Further observations on the theory of probabilities by George Boole( Book )
 John Stuart Mill papers by John Stuart Mill( )
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Most widely held works by
Augustus De Morgan
A budget of paradoxes by
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64 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 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 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)
64 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 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 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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24 editions published in 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published in 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the study and difficulties of mathematics by
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53 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
53 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
An essay on probabilities, and on their application to life contingencies and insurance offices by
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44 editions published between 1838 and 2002 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
44 editions published between 1838 and 2002 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 : With a memoir of the author by
Francis Baily(
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18 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the life and work of Newton by
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18 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The BooleDe Morgan correspondence, 18421864 by
George Boole(
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11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The differential and integral calculus, containing differentiation, integration, development, series, differential equations,
differences, summation, equations of differences, calculus of variations, definite integrals, with applications to algebra,
plane geometry, solid geometry, and mechanics. Also, Elementary illustrations of the differential and integral calculus by
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26 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 322 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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43 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and German and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the preface to this work, mathematician Augustus De Morgan (180671) 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
43 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and German and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the preface to this work, mathematician Augustus De Morgan (180671) 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
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 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1883 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary illustrations of the differential and integral calculus by
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28 editions published between 1832 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1832 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal logic : or, the calculus of inference, necessary and probable by
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32 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and Undetermined 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 (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
32 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and Undetermined 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 (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 elements of arithmetic by
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64 editions published between 1830 and 1880 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
64 editions published between 1830 and 1880 in 3 languages and held by 197 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 stle or
new, from any epoch, ancient or modern, up to A.D. 2000. With means for finding the day of any new or full moon from B.C.
2000 to A.D. 2000 by
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18 editions published between 1851 and 1992 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1851 and 1992 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal logic by
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6 editions published between 1847 and 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1847 and 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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(
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13 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in English and Multiple languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in English and Multiple languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal logic (1847) by
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10 editions published between 1911 and 1926 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1911 and 1926 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trigonometry and double algebra by
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11 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The connexion of number and magnitude: an attempt to explain the fifth book of Euclid by
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12 editions published between 1836 and 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1836 and 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eleventh chapter of the History of the Royal Society by
Charles Richard Weld(
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7 editions published between 1848 and 1849 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1848 and 1849 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 De Morgan, Sophia Elizabeth 18091892 Author Editor
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 Smith, David Eugene 18601944 Author Editor
 Baily, Francis 17741844 Author
 Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William) 17921871 Author
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 Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von 16461716 Author
 Jourdain, Philip E. B. (Philip Edward Bertrand) 18791919 Editor
 Boole, George 18151864 Author
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