## The universal history of numbers: from prehistory to the invention of the computer |

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Qualitatively, this is how things are meant to unfold [see Friedrichs, etc (1989),

Dktionnaire de la sagesse orientale] : I. The 'kritayuga, the first of the four yugas,

is the golden age, during which

everything ...

Qualitatively, this is how things are meant to unfold [see Friedrichs, etc (1989),

Dktionnaire de la sagesse orientale] : I. The 'kritayuga, the first of the four yugas,

is the golden age, during which

**humans**enjoy extremely long lives andeverything ...

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The numerals have been redesigned to meet the physical constraints of the

display media, while also meeting the requirement to be readable both by

machines and by the

different base ...

The numerals have been redesigned to meet the physical constraints of the

display media, while also meeting the requirement to be readable both by

machines and by the

**human**eye. Of course, as we have seen many times, adifferent base ...

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D. L. Julia (1964) has the following view of this question: From the biological

point of view, the notion of race as applied to

such as skin colour or facial structure are definite morphological characters, but

they ...

D. L. Julia (1964) has the following view of this question: From the biological

point of view, the notion of race as applied to

**humans**is very imprecise. Featuressuch as skin colour or facial structure are definite morphological characters, but

they ...

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#### A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF NUMBERS: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer

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abacus according al-Biruni ancient Arabic arithmetic Aryabhata astronomers Babylonian base Brahmagupta Brahman Brahmi numerals calculation calendar century BCE Chinese civilisation column concept corresponding counting cuneiform Datta and Singh decimal divine Dynasty Egyptian example expressed figures finger four Greek hand Hebrew hieroglyphic High numbers Hindu human hundred Indian mathematics Indian numerals Indian written numeral Infinity inscriptions invented Islamic Kushana Lalitavistara Sutra language letters literally Mahaviracharya mathematical mathematician Maya Mesopotamia method millennium BCE Mount Meru multiplicand multiply Nagari Name given Names of numbers notch number-system numbers and High numeral systems Classification numerical notation numerical symbols numerical value Ordinary Sanskrit name origin Pallava place-value system position principle representation represented Roman scribes script Semitic serpent Serpent Symbolism seven sexagesimal Shaka Shunga shunya Shunyata signs Sumerian symbolic meaning tablet tally stick texts thousand units vigesimal words writing written numeral systems Yuga zero