naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 10 13:28:49 EST 2000
Probably, you are confusing roman script with roman numerals.
As recommended in the Indology homepage, a look/study into Indological
jls. and transliterated Indic into roman script (*NOT* roman numbers)
PS: I have abou 10 books on place-value notation.
RB> I am confused. My impression is that the place value notation of
today was never used by romans. Even Binary arithmatic in microchips is
dependant on the place value notation ( scaling up by an order magnitude
with a bit shift). I would like to know about other non INdian cultures
which independantly evolved such a notation. The chinese abacus would
be one example but I dont know if that predates such systems in India.
Even the mordern arabic numerals used through out the world
resemble and originate from indian numerals.
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