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LEIBNIZ, WEIGEL AND THE BIRTH OF BINARY ARITHMETIC

@inproceedings{Brancato2016LEIBNIZWA,
  title={LEIBNIZ, WEIGEL AND THE BIRTH OF BINARY ARITHMETIC},
  author={M. Brancato},
  year={2016}
}
In recent years, Leibniz’s previously unpublished writings have cast a new light on his relationship with Erhard Weigel, from a mere influence during the early years to an exchange of ideas that lasted at least until Weigel’s death in 1699. In this paper I argue that Weigel’s De supputatione multitudinis a nullitate per unitates finitas in infinitum collineantis ad deum is one of the most important influences on Leibniz’s development of binary arithmetic. This work published in 1679, the same… Expand

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