1. For Monday, 24sep01, read the remainder of the handout on Boole. The
"New Scientist" article was assigned for last Wednesday, now read
the "Universal Computer" by Martin Davis, chapter two on Boole.
2. Write a short, two page paper like the one on Leibnitz. Use both the
"New Scientist" and Martin Davis' works as background. The idea is
to first cover/summarize the important, pertinent points about the life of
Boole and his accomplishments. Critiques of the articles or
questions/concerns about the material should follow your descriptive
summary (recall our fist-class-day discussion of writing assignments,
use of your journal to keep notes on your readings, and outlines of your
--Oh, and email me the paper, in plain text, in the body of an email,
before class on Monday. If you have difficulty doing this SEE ME and we'll
go try it together.