Issue No.02 - February (1973 vol.22)
P.V. Sankar , Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science
Algorithms are described for the basic arithmetic operations and square rooting in a negative base. A new operation called polarization that reverses the sign of a number facilitates subtraction, using addition. Some special features of the negative-base arithmetic are also mentioned.
Algorithms, basic arithmetic operations, negative base, polarization, square rooting.
P.V. Sankar, S. Chakrabarti, E.V. Krishnamurthy, "Arithmetic Algorithms in a Negative Base", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.22, no. 2, pp. 120-125, February 1973, doi:10.1109/T-C.1973.223671