## What was invented by George Boole?

Boolean algebra

When George Boole invented Boolean algebra, his basic goal was to find a set of mathematical axioms that could reproduce the classical results of logic.

### Who was George Boole and what did he do?

George Boole, (born November 2, 1815, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England—died December 8, 1864, Ballintemple, County Cork, Ireland), English mathematician who helped establish modern symbolic logic and whose algebra of logic, now called Boolean algebra, is basic to the design of digital computer circuits.

#### What college did George Boole go to?

Lincoln University College Cork

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Era | 19th-century philosophy |

Region | Western philosophy |

School | British algebraic logic |

Institutions | Lincoln Mechanics’ Institute Free School Lane, Lincoln University College Cork |

**Why is the name of George Boole famous in the history of computer?**

Boole is the inventor of Boolean logic, which is the basis of modern digital computer logic, thus Boole is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of computer science.

**Who invented logic gates?**

Walther Bothe, inventor of the coincidence circuit, got part of the 1954 Nobel Prize in physics, for the first modern electronic AND gate in 1924. Konrad Zuse designed and built electromechanical logic gates for his computer Z1 (from 1935 to 1938).

## How did Boolean get its name?

The word “Boolean” comes from the man who invented Boolean Logic in the 19th century – George Boole. Boolean Logic is the basis of modern computer logic, and George Boole is regarded in hindsight as one of the founders of the field of computer science.

### How was Boolean logic invented?

It is thus a formalism for describing logical operations, in the same way that elementary algebra describes numerical operations. Boolean algebra was introduced by George Boole in his first book The Mathematical Analysis of Logic(1847), and set forth more fully in his An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854).

#### Why are they called logic gates?

Logic gates are devices that implement Boolean functions, i.e. it does a logic operation on one or more bits of input and gives a bit as an output. The relationship between the input and output is based on a certain logic. Hence logic gates are named as AND gate, OR gate, NOT gate, etc.