Mathematical Connection

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Mathematical Connection Mathematics has had an incredible impact on technology as we know it today. Understanding this impact aids in understanding the history of how technology has developed so thoroughly and what significant events happened to facilitate such an advanced society. A better understanding can be derived by analyzing the historical background on the mathematicians, the time periods, and the contributions that affected their society and modern society as well as specific examples of how the mathematical developments affected society. Math had and has a great impact in technology. During the 20th century mathematics made very quick advances on all fronts. Mathematics sped up the development of symbolic logic as the …show more content…
Leibniz proposed that the earth has a molten core. "He anticipated the distinction between conscious and unconscious states." He had various ideas for the unification of the European nations, for establishing a medical administrative authority, as well as a proposing tax reforms and a national insurance scheme. "It is well understood that Leibniz was a serious inventor, engineer, and applied scientist, with great respect for practical life. Following the motto theoria cum praxis, he urged that theory be combined with practical application, and thus has been claimed as the father of applied science. He designed wind-driven propellers and water pumps, mining machines to extract ore, hydraulic presses, lamps, submarines, clocks, etc. With Denis Papin, he invented a steam engine. He even proposed a method for desalinating water.
As a sinophile, "he noted with fascination how the I Ching hexagrams correspond to the binary numbers from 0 to 111111, and mistakenly concluded that this mapping was evidence of major Chinese accomplishments in the sort of philosophical mathematics he admired." "Leibniz may have been the first computer scientist and information theorist. Early in life, he discovered the binary number system (base 2), the one subsequently employed on all

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