Number Words and Number Symbols

Number Words and Number Symbols

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This book is not only a fascinating introduction to the number concept and to numbers themselves but also a multifaceted linguistic and historic analysis of how numbers have evolved in many cultures. A noted scholar draws upon evidence from history, literature, philosophy, and ethnology to recount the oral, written, and symbolic development of numbers. qThe historian of mathematics will find much to interest him.q a€” Library Journal.Thus the number I ll could be expressed, to use examples from German, not only by the word Kerre but also by the ... is of the great joy that the Indians found in playing with numbers and their easy familiarity with place-value notation. ... The vowels are represented by up to five dots and the consonants by up to five perpendicular or slanting strokes on one side or the other of a long vertical line ( see Figs.

Title:Number Words and Number Symbols
Author:Karl Menninger
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2013-04-10


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