[FOM] "Recursive"

Giorgio T. BAGNI bagni at dimi.uniud.it
Wed Sep 27 01:21:47 EDT 2006

The first Author to consider the ordinary primitive recursive definitions of
addition and multiplication was probably Hermann Grassmann, in his
"Lehrbouch der Arithmetik". Berlin 1861, before Richard Dedekind (1888) and
Giuseppe Peano.

All my best,


Giorgio Bagni

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