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India – World Guru of Mathematics (Part – 8)

August 30, 2011

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ZERO AND INFINITY One might think that once a place-value number system came into existence then the 0 as an empty place indicator is a necessary idea, yet the Babylonians had a place-value number system without this feature for over 1000 years. Moreover there is absolutely no evidence that the Babylonians felt that there was […]