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    DescriptionAugustus De Morgan (1806-1871) was a British mathematician and logician. He formulated De Morgan's laws and introduced the term mathematical induction. In 1823, at the age of sixteen, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge. He decided to go to the Bar, and took up residence in London, but he much preferred teaching mathematics to reading law. About this time the movement for founding London University took shape. De Morgan, then 22 years of age, was appointed Professor of Mathematics. His introductory lecture On the Study of Mathematics is a discourse upon mental education of permanent value. The best presentation of his view of algebra is found in a volume, entitled Trigonometry and Double Algebra, published in 1849; and his earlier view of formal logic is found in a volume published in 1847. His most distinctive work is styled A Budget of Paradoxes (1872); it originally appeared as letters in the columns of the Athenaeum journal; it was revised and extended by De Morgan in the last years of his life, and was published posthumously by his widow.


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    Title
    A Budget of Paradoxes (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Augustus de Morgan, Edited by David Eugene Smith, Introduction by Ernest Nagel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 694
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 1,002 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409934332
    ISBN 10: 1409934330
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26220
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    Thema V1.0: PB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    22 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester