The Hindu-Arabic number system 
The Hindu-Arabic number system
by UNSW / N.J. Wildberger
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Date Added: March 14, 2015

Lecture Description

The Hindu-Arabic number system is the most important single advance in the history of science and mathematics. In this video we start from a naive Kindergarten approach to numbers, and then move to a simplified Roman numeral system, as a stepping stone to the Hindu-Arabic system. Along the way we introduce the usual names and symbols for the numbers 1-9, mention the big role that the number zero (0) plays, and discuss the world's earliest and most popular calculator---the abacus.

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