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. Sankar, S. Chakrabarti and E. Krishnamurthy, "Arithmetic Algorithms in a Negative Base," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 22, no. , pp. 120-125, 1973.