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

Judy A. Sproles (
11 May 1995 23:14:42 GMT

Richard Ottolini (stgprao@sugarland.unocal.COM) wrote:
: "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.

Oh yes, the mathematician who found it ran through the streets, shouting
of his discovery "I have discovered the zero" "Zero, what is that?"
asked a listener. "Oh, it's nothing" was the reply.

(That was a joke folks)

Judy Anne Sproles