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<p>"Nothing is more interesting than nothing" - or so says Ian Stewart, Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. Many people have difficulty with the concept of zero. In fact, it has only really been used for the last 1500 years or so.</p>
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<p>"Nothing is more interesting than nothing" — or so says Ian Stewart, Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. Many people have difficulty with the concept of zero. In fact, it has only really been used <i>as a number</i> for the last 1500 years or so. Before this time it seems that zero was simply not that important. At the end of the day, a herd of no camels is not worth much.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/zero-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/zero-thinking#commentszeroThu, 30 Apr 1998 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2698 at http://plus.maths.org/content