Mar
19
2011

Who Invented Boolean Logic

Boolean logic was first invented 19th century by George Boole after whom the branch is named. Boolean logic is considered as the main base for computer digital logic and has paved way for information technology. He is known for his statement where he said that no general method for solution of probability can be established which doesn’t recognize the universal laws of thought. According to him the laws of thought form the basis of all reasoning.

The logic of Boolean algebra as invented by Boole consists of only two possible outcomes of a problem. The outcomes are either written as ‘true or false’ or ‘1 or 0”. The three operations that are common are “and”, “or”, “not”. There is a lot of similarity in Boolean algebra and sets in terms of logic. Computer languages and relational databases too use Boolean algebra to some extent. It’s used to combine tables in database and is known as a “join” in the database. It is also a part of algebraic course in high schools and colleges and is studied by mathematicians all over the world. George Booles theory and research on the subject was published in the year 1847 in the name of “The Mathematical Analysis of Logic.”

 Who Invented Boolean Logic



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