zeroth. was Re: Please welcome . . .
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 15, 2003, 17:22|
--- Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...>
> As a physicist, I can tell you that the term
> "zeroth" comes originally from
> the field of thermodynamics.
As a softare engineer I can tell you that the term
zeroth comes originally from the fact that computer
memory is sequentially numbered starting with location
zero, and that tables and arrays normally being with
the zeroth entry. All computer geeks count starting
at zero, not one.