|Leibniz on Binary: The Invention of Computer Arithmetic (MIT Press)|
|Monday, 26 December 2022|
The polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716), in addition to independently inventing calculus, also invented binary arithmetic, the representational basis for today’s digital computing. This is the first collection of Leibniz’s key writings on the binary system, newly translated, with many previously unpublished in any language.
Taken together, these thirty-two texts tell the story of binary as Leibniz conceived it, from his first youthful writings on the subject to the mature development and publication of the binary system. As befits a scholarly edition, Lloyd Strickland and Harry Lewis have not only returned to Leibniz’s original manuscripts in preparing their translations, but also provided full critical apparatus.
Author: Lloyd Strickland and Harry Lewis
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