Number words and number symbols: a cultural history of numbers
Classic study discusses number sequence and language and explores written numerals and computations in many cultures. "The historian of mathematics will find much to interest him here both in the contents and viewpoint, while the casual reader is likely to be intrigued by the author's superior narrative ability." — Library Journal. 282 illustrations.
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The Abstract Number Sequence
Expansion of the Number Sequence by Means
GROUPINGS IN THE GRADUATED NUMBER SEQUENCE
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16th century Adam Riese alphabetical numerals ancient arithmetic Babylonian became bottom Brahmi numerals calculations called carved Celtic century B.C. Chinese Chinese numerals coins column computations concept counters counting board derived digits early East Arabic Egyptian English example expression finger counting four fractions French German word Gothic gradations Greek gulden Hebrew horizontal hundred illustrations Indian numerals Indo-European languages Italian Japanese knots later Latin letters linguistic meaning medieval merchants Middle Ages multiplication table notches noun number sequence number symbols number words numerical rank Nuremberg Old High German ordering and grouping original overcounting pennies Persian phonetic shift place-value notation plural pound primitive reader reckoning board reckoning table Roman numerals Russian Sanskrit shillings shows Slavic soroban spoken numbers steps stroke system of numerals tablet tally sticks tens thousand tion units vigesimal West writing written numerals zero