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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
In the 19th century, Peirce had an international reputation in both logic and physics. • Logic: Invented the algebraic notation for symbolic logic. • Astronomy: Photometric researches for measuring the distance to stars. • Mathematics: Revised and extended his father's book on linear algebra. • Physics: Designed new instruments for measuring gravity. • Engineering: First to propose a wavelength of light as a standard of length, and built the instruments for using light waves to measure thedoi:10.1007/11787181_5 fatcat:vzhp6dgvpjgelgyqqavknrjhia