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Some Historical Notes on Numbers

  1. Origins of some of our concepts of numbers. John H. Conway and Richard K. Guy, The Book of Numbers, Springer, 1996, pp. 1-26.
  2. Origins of our present-day numerals. David M. Burton, The History of Mathematics, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997, pp. 253-255.
  3. Cantor. William Dunham, Journey Through Genius, Penguin, New York, 1991, p. 254.
  4. Peano's axioms. Carl B. Boyer and Uta C. Merzbach, A History of Mathematics, Wiley, New York, 1991, pp. 596-598.

Carl Lee
Wed Sep 16 09:26:16 EDT 1998