By Charles Burnett
This quantity, the 3rd via Charles Burnett within the Variorum sequence, brings jointly articles at the assorted numeral varieties utilized in the center a long time, and their use in mathematical and different contexts. a few items research the creation of Hindu-Arabic numerals into Western Europe, documenting, in additional element than at any place else, different varieties within which they're chanced on, ahead of they received the traditional shapes with which we're regular this day. Others take care of experiments with other kinds of numeration inside of Latin script: e.g., utilizing the 1st 9 Roman numerals as symbols with position worth, abbreviating the Roman numerals, and utilizing the Latin letters as numerals. the writer discusses how forms of numerals are used for various reasons, and the appliance of numerals to the abacus, and to calculation with pen and ink. The reports contain the serious version of a number of Latin texts.
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