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The development of number concepts from prehistoric time to the present day are presented. Section 1 presents the historical development, logical development, and the infinitude of numbers. Section 2 focuses on non-positional and positional numeration systems. Section 3 compares historical and modern techniques and devices for computation. Section 4 considers the numbers of today which include the real numbers, complex numbers, and hypercomplex numbers. (RP)
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