Review of “The crest of the Peacock: NonEuropean roots of mathematics”
Ramanujam, R (2015) Review of “The crest of the Peacock: NonEuropean roots of mathematics”. At Right Angles, 4 (2). pp. 6468. ISSN 25821873
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Abstract
If we made contact with an alien civilization, what would we communicate with them, and how? Lacking a common language, how can we expect to make sense at all? Many thinkers have pondered this and among all their divergent views, one thread is common: the language of mathematics presents the best possibility for such communication. For instance, sending the sequence of primes expressed in base one (unary) may be a good idea.
Item Type:  Articles in APF Magazines  

Authors:  Ramanujam, R  
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Uncontrolled Keywords:  Book review, history of mathematics, Chinese mathematics  
Subjects:  Natural Sciences > Mathematics  
Divisions:  Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles  
Full Text Status:  Public  
URI:  http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/3099  
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