Last Updated on September 23, 2019 by Admin
In the early days Greeks used to think that how can the value of zero be attained, when zero means nothing.
History of Zero :
Around 3000 BC, in ancient Egypt people used to write the number in the hieroglyphs. There used to be different symbols of 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 and 1 million.
To write 112 as an example, they would write like this.
After this, The Babylonians used the Sexageismal system. It is believed that this Sexageismal system was taken from the Sumerians. And the number system of the Greeks was something that was created by looking at the Babylonian numerical system.And in Maya civilisation used the Vigesimal system.
Zero in India :
But the first use of zero as a number was started in India. Which was used by Aryabhat in the 5th century, who has been a great mathematician of India.In the 7th century after Aryabhata, Brahmagupta told Zero’s rules by describing them.
Apart from this, Zero was also written on the stones of the Chaturbhuja Temple of Gwalior and in the Bakhshali Manuscript, the most ancient Mathematics script of India.
Zero from India reached China and from it reached Middle East.Muhammad Ibn-Musa al-Khowarizmi, the powerful psychiatrist of the Middle East, began writing Zero from dot to oval shape. And began to be used in Algebraic equations. That is why it is called Hindu-Arabic Numerical System.
Zero in Europe :
Zero was opposed by the Christian Religious Leaders in Europe. They believed that God is everything, if there is nothing, then it is the devil, which means zero. But the traders there started using it secretly.
In about 1200 AD, the Italian mathematician Fibonacci introduced zero into Europe. Which means zero was used in Europe after almost 1000 years from India.
First, Zero was called Sunya in India, sifr in the Middle East, reaching Italy became Zephero. Zéro in French and then Zero began to be spoken in English.