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,