Resources

Here are links to various Boolean resources available from the Foundation or more widely on the Internet.

Boole’s first (1847) publication on his Logic: “The Mathematical Analysis of Logic” is available at: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36884

The Calculus of Logic” (1848).  Probably the most effective distribution of his initial ideas -in the internationally circulated journal which published most of his research.  Available at:
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/Boole/CalcLogic/CalcLogic.html

Modern cover of Boole's "Laws Of Thought"1

1854 his reworking, once settled in Ireland was his key ‘legacy text’: “An Investigation of The Laws of Thought“; available here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15114

 

1936 Alan Turing writes his “Universal Machine” paper which (as part of a larger argument) outlines the fundamentals of future computers.
Here: http://www.dna.caltech.edu/courses/cs129/caltech_restricted/Turing_1936_IBID.pdf

1938 Claude Shannon’s Masters Thesis connects GB’s Logic with electronic calculation and lays the foundation of digitality.
here: http://mondrian.die.udec.cl/~mmedina/Clases/SistDig/Shannon%20-%20A%20Symbolic%20Analysis%20of%20Relay%20and%20Switching%20Circuits.pdf

 

PotSDHillisW. Daniel Hillis, “The Pattern On The Stone”  New York; Basic Books, 1998.
This is a good book for a general readership.  It promotes Boole’s ideas as at the core of computer design and function.  It’s easily available in online bookshops.

 

MacHales's 1985 Biog

 

 

Desmond MacHale’s biography of George Boole is currently the best work on his life. “George Boole, His Life and Workrepublished 2014.

 

 

ScreenshotThe “Boolean Lincoln Tour” Android App here on Google Play

Here is a selection of free Android Apps related to Boole, they are not endorsed or supported by The Foundation (reviews will appear eventually). If anyone has others they’d like us to list, contact us.
Boolitaire a game for those whose logic and thumbs are up to it: here
Simple Boolean Calculator gives truth tables for all gates: here
Truth Tables app for those who might find it useful: here
Morgana Boolean Calculator to simplify Boolean Logic strings: here
Logic calculator an alternative to Morgana: here
Logic Shrinker competes with the other Quine-McClusky based apps: here


SITES OF RELEVANCE & USE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boole

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Boole.html

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Primary_mathematics:Boolean_logic

http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue36/features/nishiyama/index

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/boolean.htm

http://www.kerryr.net/pioneers/boolean.htm

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/BooleanAlgebra.html

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/boolalg-math/

http://math.wikia.com/wiki/Boolean_logic

http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/convergence/origins-of-boolean-algebra-in-the-logic-of-classes-george-boole-john-venn-and-c-s-peirce

http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1989/7/89.07.07.x.html

http://mathmaniacs.org/lessons/04-boolean/

 

 

VIDEOS

GB teddy on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ39MLPUbeM

University of Lincoln student video 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl2RlVekfwM 

University College Cork, where GB became Professor of Maths pays tribute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLqHm2CrXMk

Animated GB on Search Engine control via Boolean Operators
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPEmrzTOWEg

David Williams produces relevant videos on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL455C7CE29B7DCC84

LBE Books have over a hundred relevant short videos (no. 1 is basic Boolean gates)
https://www.youtube.com/user/LBEbooks 

Direct link to LBE’s lesson 001:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJHmVlzH_9Q

If you would like to suggest resources available publicly, contact us.

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