An unpublished letter of Leibniz to Sloane

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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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00033798100200141

Affiliations: Manchester Polytechnic, Didsbury School of Education, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 8RR, England

Publication date: January 1, 1981

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