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Topic: Positional Number Systems
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Bob Forslund

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Positional Number Systems
Posted: Jul 21, 1996 3:13 AM
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I would like to correspond with anyone interested in positional number
systems. Specifically I am interested only in those systems that
involve the positive integers. I recently developed a positional
number system for the positive integers that I call the Alternate
Number System (ANS). ANS has no need for the zero placeholder
currently found in our Existing Number System (ENS), and uses digits
from 1 to the base (b) rather than 0 to (b-1) which is the case in
ENS, and allows base 1 as a tally system.... A copy of my article
(rrf01.ps) in postscript format, can be obtained from the Southwest
Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics at:

http://rattler.cameron.edu/swjpam.html

So far I have found no evidence of the use of this system. The
article is entitled : "A Logical Alternative to the Existing
Positional Number System", and I it is so simple (and logical), that
I find it difficult to believe that this system has not been
introduced previously. If any of you can prove that this system
already exists, I would appreciate hearing from you. If you would
simply like to discuss, or ask questions about the system and its
application, please don't hesitate to email me.

Please reply to me directly, and thank you for this opportunity.
Bob Forslund
email: bforslun@sky.lakeheadu.ca

email: bforslun@sky.lakeheadu.ca







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