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abacus schools

abacus schools  

From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given number of boys who intended to engage in commerce or ...
algorithm

algorithm  

A documented series of steps which leads to the transformation of some data. For example, in order to calculate the sum of a series of numbers a possible algorithm would involve repeatedly adding the ...
calculate

calculate  

To work out the value of a mathematical or arithmetical procedure, or the output of an algorithm.
calculating geniuses

calculating geniuses  

The term ‘calculating genius’ describes anyone strikingly more able than normal to do numerical calculations mentally. Since the term is relative to what is regarded as normal, it is applied ...
calculator

calculator  

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A device for performing arithmetical calculations or algebraic manipulations. The earliest example is the abacus. Hand-held electronic calculators now have the computational powers of the early ...
computer

computer  

Any device capable of carrying out a sequence of operations in a defined manner. The definition of the operations is called the program. An analog computer performs computations by manipulating ...
number representation

number representation  

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Probably no system of number representation can quite function without some arbitrary elementary signs. Western words, for numbers under ten and Indo‐Arabic numerals do not show either how the ...

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