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Hindu-Arabic Numeral System

Frederic P. Miller

Published December 1st 2009
ISBN : 9786130236137
Paperback
184 pages
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The Hindu-Arabic numeral system is a positional decimal numeral system developed by the 9th century by Indian mathematicians, adopted by Persian (Al-Khwarizmis circa 825 book On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals) and Arabic mathematiciansMoreThe Hindu-Arabic numeral system is a positional decimal numeral system developed by the 9th century by Indian mathematicians, adopted by Persian (Al-Khwarizmis circa 825 book On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals) and Arabic mathematicians (Al-Kindis circa 830 volumes On the Use of the Indian Numerals), and spread to the western world by the High Middle Ages. The system is based on ten (originally nine) different glyphs. The symbols (glyphs) used to represent the system are in principle independent of the system itself. The glyphs in actual use are descended from Indian Brahmi numerals, and have split into various typographical variants since the Middle Ages. These symbol sets can be divided into three main families: the Indian numerals used in India, the Eastern Arabic numerals used in Egypt and the Middle East and the West Arabic numerals used in the Maghreb and in Europe.