Electronics World Cover,TOC,and list of posted Popular Electronics articles QST Radio & TV News Radio-Craft Radio-Electronics Short Wave Craft Wireless World About RF Cafe RF Cafe Homepage RF Cafe in Morse Code Google Search of RF Cafe website Sitemap Electronics Equations Mathematics Equations Equations physics Manufacturers & distributors Engineer Jobs Twitter LinkedIn Crosswords Engineering Humor Kirt's Cogitations Engineering Event Calendar RF Engineering Quizzes AN/MPN-14 Radar 5CCG Notable Quotes App Notes Calculators Education Magazines Software,T-Shirts,Coffee Mugs Articles - submitted by RF Cafe visitors Simulators Technical Writings RF Cafe Archives Test Notes RF Cascade Workbook RF Stencils for Visio Shapes for Word Thank you for visiting RF Cafe!

Earliest Known Zero (0)

Earliest Known Zero (0) - RF CafeNothing is the subject of a lot of research by mathematicians. If you, like me, have read books on the origin of number systems (A History of Pi, et al), you know that no original counting systems had a symbol representing nothingness. Don't believe me? What is the Roman numeral for zero? Most religions forbade the concept because it was an affront to a Creator. Crazy? Galileo was "vehemently suspect of heresy" and required to "abjure, curse and detest" his belief that A History of Pi - RF Cafethe Earth was not the center of the universe. Mathematical archeologist Amir Aczel thinks he has located the earliest example of the number '0' in a temple (of all places) in Cambodia. Does this finally prove that 'nothing' is sacred?

 

 

 

 

Posted  December 5, 2014

Try Using SEARCH to Find What You Need.  >10,000 Pages Indexed on RF Cafe !

Copyright 1996 - 2016
Webmaster:  Kirt Blattenberger, BSEE - KB3UON
Family Websites:  Airplanes and Rockets | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images
and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.