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Zero : a landmark discovery, the dreadful void, and the ultimate mind

Author: S K Sen; Ravi P Agarwal
Publisher: Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S K Sen; Ravi P Agarwal
ISBN: 9780128046241 0128046244
OCLC Number: 932053892
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Zero: A Landmark Discovery, the Dreadful Void, and the Ultimate Mind; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Matter versus nonmatter; 1.2 Zero in universal nothingness; 1.3 Birth and five properties of zero; 1.4 Zero is the very life of all sciences and engineering; 1.5 Nomenclature, symbols, and terms concerning zero and place-value system; 1.5.1 Shunyata; 1.5.2 Sthanakramad; 1.6 Special terms concerning zero/infinity; 1.6.1 Zero for blast; 1.6.2 Ground zero; 1.6.3 Zero hour; 1.7 Digital display A 7-segment display; 1.8 Division by exact zero and nonexact zero 1.8.1 z/0 = 0 for any z?2 Zero a landmark discovery, the dreadful void, and the ultimate mind: Why; 2.1 A landmark discovery; 2.2 The dreadful void!; 2.2.1 True incident in the life of Swami Vivekananda in 1881; 2.3 The ultimate mind; 2.3.1 Nirvikalpa Samadhi and Bose-Einstein condensate; 2.3.2 Swami Vivekananda in the making; 2.3.3 Swami Vivekananda attaining NS; 2.3.4 Meerut incident; 2.3.5 State of NS and that of zero kinetic energy: equivalence; 2.3.6 Deep sleep; 2.3.7 Experience: natural versus artificial; 2.3.8 Experiencing and not just knowing 2.3.9 Who is faster: man (living computer) or computer in reality?2.3.10 Neuronal system: natural versus artificial; 2.3.11 God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient while computer will never be; 2.3.12 Chaos-does it really exist in nature?; 2.3.13 How do we know 0 K which is not reachable?; 2.3.14 Experience is the proof; 2.3.15 Mind is the reservoir of endless knowledge; 2.3.16 Numerical zero versus mathematical zero; 2.3.17 Consciousness: natural versus machine; 2.3.18 Measuring manifestation of consciousness; 3 History of zero including its representation and role 3.1 7000-2000 BC: innovation of decimal number system that is universally used today3.1.1 Prelude; 3.1.2 Aryabhatta: use of decimals, zero, and place value system; 3.1.3 The Maya numbers and Long Count; 3.2 2000 BC-1000 AD: zero reached its full development along with representation and arithmetic operations; 3.2.1 Representation of nothingness-an important need toward progress; 3.2.2 Zero as a number used by Indians; 3.2.2.1 Bhaskara II's Siddhanta Siromani: used zero of today; 3.2.2.2 Sarvanandi's Lokavibhaga: reference to zero in Jain work 3.2.2.3 Sridhara's Patiganita, Ganitasara, and Ganitapanchavimashi: algorithms for arithmetic operations3.2.2.4 Jinabhadra Gani's Brihatkshetrasamasa: expression for a 12-digit number; 3.2.2.5 Haridatta's Grahacharanibandhana: alphabatical positional number system; 3.2.2.6 Shankaracharya's Sharirakamimamsabhashya: reference of place-value system; 3.2.2.7 Lalla's Shishyadhividdhidatantra: usage of place-value system; 3.2.2.8 Shankaranarayana's Laghubhāskarīyavivaran.a: Place-value system of Sanskrit numerical symbols
Responsibility: S.K. Sen, Ravi P. Agarwal.

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