By Mohamed El Bahry
The cause which confident me to jot down this booklet has a really humorous background.
For many years i didn't comprehend that those numbers (0123456789), which make certain the vast majority of our day-by-day exercises, have been Arabic numbers. In Egypt, my native land, those numbers have been continually portrayed as "European numbers".
My first trip to Europe within the yr 1977 led me to Paris (France). I went there right into a mosque to wish, and that i learn pages from the Koran and astonishingly spotted, that the textual content and pages have been numbered with those "European numbers".
I used to be super shocked and curious to determine why the Koran was once supplied in a foreign country with such overseas numbers.
Many years later, nearly 1991, I visited the college of Trier in Germany to benefit the German language.
Then sooner or later I picked up a mailing price ticket from the publish place of work, the place upon I learn a sentence, „the supplied info and knowledge are allowed purely with Arabic numbers”. i used to be then slightly pressured and which numbers have been intended with that?
Then, it turned transparent to me that those numbers, which we use on a daily basis and all over the place, are the unique Arabic numbers.
Therefore, i made a decision to take it upon myself to investigate and locate the solutions to my unanswered questions. How have been they really constructed? Who constructed, changed and designed them? Why will we nonetheless use them today?
In 1997 i started to check and have become a superb buddy of the pc technology. hence it got here into my brain to begin writing approximately and illustrating the numbers as we all know them this present day and their logics. Now it's attainable for me to provide an explanation for intimately and express in attractive diagrams the background, the common sense and the starting place of the numbers.
Without my efforts and examine in looking for out concerning the beginning, visual appeal and the good judgment of the numbers written during this e-book, i'd by no means stumble upon the assumption, to switch the quantity Ten (10), and to offer a brand new quantity procedure. moreover, and perhaps sooner or later i'll say;
“I can have prolonged and reformed a truly outdated numerical system”
I desire that this publication with its contents, options and outlines will open your minds to the attention-grabbing international of numbers, and thank every person for taking the time to learn my book.
“I wish you may have an attractive journey!”
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Numbers through the Ages: The Logic, History, Evolution and Appearance of the Numbers I V X L C D M & 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 by Mohamed El Bahry