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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. ;-) -gary


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>