Date: Feb 7, 2013 9:43 PM Author: Brian Q. Hutchings Subject: Re: Which naturals better? Descartes gave us the screw-up on Snell's law,

apparently copied by fignewton in his "theory of light;"

this is in RD's correspondence with Fermat,

the true author of the theory of numbers (or,

modular arithmetic) -- hint to the OP.

anyway, the real question is,

What is the canonical digital representation

for base-one accounting?

(prove by induction, please; thank you .-)

> Ever since Rene de Carte,