A Budget of Paradoxes (Dodo Press)

A Budget of Paradoxes (Dodo Press)

2.62 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$45.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Augustus 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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 694 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 39mm | 1,002g
  • Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1409934330
  • 9781409934332

Rating details

8 ratings
2.62 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 25% (2)
3 38% (3)
2 12% (1)
1 25% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X