Mathematical SETI

Part of the series Springer Praxis Books pp 185-213


Civilizations as finite b-lognormals: Mathematical history

  • Claudio MacconeAffiliated withInternational Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Email author 

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Centuries of human history on Earth should have taught us something. Basically, civilizations are born, fight against each other, and die, merging, however, with newer civilizations. To cast all this in terms of mathematical equations is hard. The reason nobody has done so is because the task is so daunting. Indeed, no course on Mathematical History is taught at any university in the world.