Sunday’s Google Doodle Celebrates Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

If you log in to Google today, you will see a doodle of binary numbers that celebrates Leibniz’s development of the binary system. Leibniz is very honest and generous to credit Chinese books for his inspiration behind developing the binary numbers.

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Quote: Leibniz also developed the binary system, whose notation of zeroes and ones is the basis of modern computer languages. His book, Explication de l’Arithmétique Binaire, credited the ancient Chinese divination manual, the I Ching, with inspiring the binary system of zeroes and ones, since the I Ching’s hexagrams use a very similar notation to record numbers. In an age of European ethnocentrism, Leibniz still recognized China’s long-standing mathematical advancement.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2018/06/30/sundays-google-doodle-celebrates-mathematician-gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz/#3d748c371398

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