# Frases de Augustus De Morgan

## Augustus De Morgan

**Fecha de nacimiento:** 27. Junio 1806**Fecha de muerte:** 18. Marzo 1871

Augustus De Morgan [1] fue un matemático y lógico británico nacido en la India. Profesor de matemáticas en el University College de Londres entre 1828 y 1866; y primer presidente de la Sociedad Matemática de Londres. Conocido por formular las llamadas leyes de De Morgan, en su memoria, y establecer un concepto riguroso del procedimiento, inducción matemática.[2] Wikipedia

### Frases Augustus De Morgan

### „Toda ciencia que ha prosperado lo ha hecho sobre sus propios símbolos: la lógica, de la que se ha admitido que es la única ciencia que no ha hecho ninguna mejora siglo tras siglo, es la única que ha crecido sin símbolos.“

Fuente: Augustus De Morgan: Transactions Cambridge Philosophical Society, vol. X, 1864, p.184

### „Yo no escuché lo que dijo, pero estoy totalmente de acuerdo con usted.“

Atribuida a Augustus De Morgan.

Fuente: Citado en: August Stern (1994). El cerebro cuántico: Teoría e implicaciones. North-Holland/Elsevier. pág. 7

### „El poder movilizador de la invención matemática no es el razonamiento, sino la imaginación.“

Fuente: Citado en Robert Perceval Graves: La vida de Sir William Rowan Hamilton Vol. 3 (1889) pág. 219.

### „Experience has convinced me that the proper way of teaching is to bring together that which is simple from all quarters, and, if I may use such a phrase, to draw upon the surface of the subject a proper mean between the line of closest connexion and the line of easiest deduction. This was the method followed by Euclid, who, fortunately for us, never dreamed of a geometry of triangles, as distinguished from a geometry of circles, or a separate application of the arithmetics of addition and subtraction; but made one help out the other as he best could.“

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The Differential and Integral Calculus (1836)

### „I… subjoin references to those parts of the work for which I have not been indebted to my knowledge of what has been written before me: much of what is cited is probably not new, indeed it is dangerous for any one at the present day to claim anything as belonging to himself; several things which I once thought to have entered in this list have been since found (either by myself, or by a friend to whom I referred it) in preceding writers.“

Preface, p. v

The Differential and Integral Calculus (1836)

### „I cannot see why it is necessary that every deduction from algebra should be bound to certain conventions incident to an earlier stage of mathematical learning, even supposing them to have been consistently used up to the point in question. I should not care if any one thought this treatise unalgebraical, but should only ask whether the premises were admissible and the conclusions logical.“

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The Differential and Integral Calculus (1836)