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Non-power positional number representation systems, bijective numeration, and the Mesoamerican discovery of zero
- Berenice Rojo-Garibaldi, Costanza Rangoni, Diego L. Gonz'alez, J. Cartwright
- Medicine, Mathematics
- 20 May 2020
We demonstrate that the Mesoamericans did not need to invent positional notation and discover zero at the same time because they were not afraid of using a number system in which the same number can be written in different ways. Expand