An Analysis of Nonpositional Numeral Systems

Hollings, Christoher
March 2009
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
The article discusses the history of numerical notations. According to the author, the numeration systems were classified into two, the positional and nonpositional. The most common throughout history is the nonpositional numerical notations which were characterized by the feature wherein the position of a symbol in a representation is irrelevant. He also presents an analysis on nonpositional numeration systems wherein he arrives at a formal definition.


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