Re: ZERO (was: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Richard Ottolini (stgprao@sugarland.unocal.COM)
10 May 1995 22:12:02 GMT

"Zero" is perfectly concrete concept.
The mathematical abstraction occurred about a thousand years ago when someone
in India invented the integer "zero"- that is it participates in
most of the mathematical operations of other integers with the
division denominator excepted.

See Shah's book "From one to zero" for history of integer number systems.