New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts

New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319445960
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2017
Series: Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 553
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

About the Author


Jöran Friberg is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition to A Remarkable Collection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts (Springer, 2007), he has written the book Unexpected Links Between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics (World Scientific, 2005) and its sequel Amazing Traces of a Babylonian Origin in Greek Mathematics (World Scientific, 2007).

Farouk Al-Rawi, former head of the Department of Archaeology at Baghdad University, is presently associated with the School of Oriental and African studies, University of London, UK, as Professor of Ancient Languages and Archaeology. He is the (co-)author of numerous works and is particularly known for the presentation of the important Old Babylonian mathematical cuneiform text Haddad 104, which he has written together with M. Roaf and which appeared in Sumer 43 (1984).

Table of Contents

Late Babylonian Tables of Many-Place Regular Sexagesimal Numbers, from Babylon, Sippar, and Uruk.- Direct and Inverse Factorization Algorithms for Many-Place Regular Sexagesimal Numbers.- Metrological Table Texts from Achaemenid Uruk.- CBS 8539. A Mixed Metrological Table Text from Achaemenid Nippur.- Five Texts from Old Babylonian Mê-Turran (Tell Haddad), Ishchali and Shaduppûm (Tell Harmal) with Rectangular-Linear Problems for Figures of a Given Form.- Five Texts from Old Babylonian Mê-Turran (Tell Haddad), Ishchali and Shaduppûm (Tell Harmal) with Rectangular-Linear Problems for Figures of a Given Form.- A Recombination Text from Old Babylonian Shaduppûm Concerned with Economic Transactions.- Six Fragments of Problem Texts of Group 6, from Late Old Babylonian Sippar.- More Mathematical Cuneiform Texts of Group 6 from Late Old Babylonian Sippar.- Goetze’s Compendium from Old Babylonian Shaduppûm and Two Catalog Texts from Old Babylonian Susa.- Three Old Babylonian Recombination Texts of Mathematical Problems without Solution Procedures, Making up Group 2b.- An Early Dynastic/Early Sargonic Metro-Mathematical Recombination Text from Umma with Commercial Exercises.- An Ur III Table of Reciprocals without Place Value Numbers.- Fragments of Three Tablets from Ur III Nippur with Drawings of Labyrinths.

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