base notation

base notation

[′bās nō′tā·shən]
(mathematics)
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Al'Khwarizmi was an Islamic mathematician who wrote on Hindu - Arabic numerals and was among the first to use zero as a place holder in positional base notation. The word algorithm derives from his name.
For example, "Mohammad bin Musa al-Khwarizimi (780-850AD) was among the first to use zero as a placeholder in positional base notation" and Omar Khayyam (1048-1132AD) who "reformed the Persian calendar, called the Jalali calendar which is still employed in Iran and Afghanistan" (63).