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The Zero Saga

We have heard of calling someone "a total zero" as an insult, but what does "zero" really mean? This thoughtful and informative Website from Dr. Hossein Arsham, Wright Distinguished Research Professor of Statistics and Management Science at the University of Baltimore, discusses the history and philosophy of zero. Items presented include arguments for and against dividing by zero, the ideas of zero as a void and as a number, zero in limits, square roots, and divergent series and floating points. The text is peppered with links to related mathematics, computer science, and history of mathematics sites. The Zero Saga is a good read for mathematicians, college and graduate level students in mathematics, or anyone interested in logic.
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June 6th, 2001
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:33pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:33pm
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Subject: The Zero Saga
Posted By: miltonjones
Date Posted: 10/9/04 6:45pm
It is a wealth of valuable information for all ages.