An unpublished letter of Leibniz to Sloane
Abstract:Soon after receiving Bouvet's interpretation of the hexagrams of the I ching as binary numbers, Leibniz communicated this application of his binary arithmetic to Hans Sloane in a letter published here for the first time. The letter also included a report on the observations of the variable star in the neck of the Swan by Gottfried Kirch. Sloane sent a copy of the scientific parts of the letter to Flamsteed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Manchester Polytechnic, Didsbury School of Education, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 8RR, England
Publication date: January 1, 1981