- (also De Morgan) Was a mathematician and student of logic who was instrumental, along with George Boole
and William Jevons
, in the advancement of logic, and in moving logic to a more mathematically based representation.
He is most known, amongst programmers, for his theorems and laws relating to Boolean algebra's operators.
1806 - 1871
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"Common integration is only the memory of differentiation... The different artifices by which integration is effected, are changes, not from the known to the unknown, but from forms in which memory does not serve us to those in which it does."
"My own impression is that the mathematical results have outrun their interpretation and that some simple explanation of the force and meaning of the celebrated integral will one day be found which will at once render useless all the works hitherto written." (seen in this pdf)