By Jean-Luc Chabert, C. Weeks, Evelyne Barbin, J. Borowczyk, M. Guillemot, A. Michel-Pajus, A. Djebbar, Jean-Claude Martzloff
The improvement of computing has reawakened curiosity in algorithms. usually overlooked via historians and smooth scientists, algorithmic tactics were instrumental within the improvement of primary principles: perform ended in conception simply up to the opposite direction around. the aim of this publication is to supply a historic history to modern algorithmic perform.
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This process can be repeated with the reduced dividend, provided we add up the partial quotients we obtain. At the start, the abacus is laid out as follows. The first line contains the tens complement of the divisor, the second line contains the divisor, the third line contains the dividend and the fourth line is empty. Then for each iteration of the process just described: 1. the two last lines must be changed so that the reduced dividend appears as the dividend, that is on the third line, and 2.
Add below" means "put the beads on the wire one denary place lower", and "goes up" means "put the bead one denary place higher than the one being considered". 1 Algorithms for Arithmetic Operations 36 From Suanfa tongzong From The principles and practice of the Chinese Abacus Lau Chung Him (1958),p. 77. -C. Martzloff. Rules for dividing by 7 (1) qi-yi xia jia san (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) qi-er xia jia liu qi-san si sheng er qi-si wu sheng wu qi-wu qi sheng yi qi-liu ba sheng si feng-qi jin yi seven-one?
A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip by Jean-Luc Chabert, C. Weeks, Evelyne Barbin, J. Borowczyk, M. Guillemot, A. Michel-Pajus, A. Djebbar, Jean-Claude Martzloff