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Roman Science - Roman Mathematics, Roman Numerals, Abacus, Roman Abacus, Forensics in Antiquity, Roman Arithmetic (Paperback) Loot Price: R271
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Roman Science - Roman Mathematics, Roman Numerals, Abacus, Roman Abacus, Forensics in Antiquity, Roman Arithmetic (Paperback):...

Roman Science - Roman Mathematics, Roman Numerals, Abacus, Roman Abacus, Forensics in Antiquity, Roman Arithmetic (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Roman numerals are a numeral system of ancient Rome based on letters of the alphabet, which are combined to signify the sum (or in some cases, the difference) of their values. The first ten Roman numerals are The Roman numeral system is decimal but not directly positional and does not include a zero. It is a cousin of the Etruscan numerals, and the letters derive from earlier non-alphabetical symbols; over time the Romans came to identify the symbols with letters of the Latin alphabet. The system was modified slightly during the Middle Ages to produce the system used today. Roman numerals are commonly used in numbered lists (such as the outline format of an article), clock faces, pages preceding the main body of a book, chord triads in music analysis, dated notices of copyright, months of the year, successive political leaders or children with identical names, and the numbering of annual events. See modern usage below. For arithmetic involving Roman numerals, see Roman arithmetic and Roman abacus. Entrance to section LII of the Colosseum, with numerals still visible Roman numerals are based on seven symbols: a stroke (identified with the letter I) for a unit, a chevron (identified with the letter V) for a five, a cross-stroke (identified with the letter X) for a ten, a C (identified as an abbreviation of Centum) for a hundred, etc.: Symbols are iterated to produce multiples of the decimal (1, 10, 100, 1,000) values, with V, L, D substituted for a multiple of five, and the iteration continuing: I "1", II "2", III "3", V "5", VI "6", VII "7", etc., and the same for other bases: X "10", XX "20", XXX "30", L "50", LXXX "80"; CC "200", DCC "700", etc. At the fourth iteration, a subtractive principle may be employed, with the base placed before the ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=25657

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-93076-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-93076-X
Barcode: 9781157930761

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