Thursday, 18 March 2021

Augustus de Morgan

Augustus De Morgan, English mathematician, logician and founder of the London Mathematical society, died on this day 150 years ago.  He coined the term "mathematical induction" and noted that he was x years old in the year x squared. He had also been a tutor to Ada Lovelace, who wrote what was effectively the first computer manual in English and was the first to realise the potential of Babbage's Analytic Engine.

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