TITLE

Where do NUMBERS come from?: INDIAN numbers

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Think of a Number;2005, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses the counting system devised by the ancient Indians. It notes that the Indians were able to invent the place system wherein number symbols were matched with the rows on an abacus as well as the concept of zero. It compares how the Indian number symbols evolved and traces the spread of Indians numbers from India to Baghdad, the Muslim empire, Africa and Europe.
ACCESSION #
43901428

 

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