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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts

Autoren: Friberg, Jöran, Al-Rawi, Farouk N. H.

Vorschau
  • Provides a thorough and easy-to-read account of the history of mathematics in Mesopotamia, covering three millennia
  • Examines previously unpublished mathematical Mesopotamian cuneiform texts from the archives of the British Museum (London), the Iraq Museum (Baghdad) and the Sulaymaniyah Museum (Kurdistan)
  • Contains numerous line drawings and hand copies/photos of mathematical cuneiform exercise texts and numerical tables
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Über dieses Buch

This monograph presents in great detail a large number of both unpublished and previously published Babylonian mathematical texts in the cuneiform script. It is a continuation of the work A Remarkable Collection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts (Springer 2007) written by Jöran Friberg, the leading expert on Babylonian mathematics.
Focussing on the big picture, Friberg explores in this book several Late Babylonian arithmetical and metro-mathematical table texts from the sites of Babylon, Uruk and Sippar, collections of mathematical exercises from four Old Babylonian sites, as well as a new text from Early Dynastic/Early Sargonic Umma, which is the oldest known collection of mathematical exercises. A table of reciprocals from the end of the third millennium BC, differing radically from well-documented but younger tables of reciprocals from the Neo-Sumerian and Old-Babylonian periods, as well as a fragment of a Neo-Sumerian clay tablet showing a new type of a labyrinth are also discussed. The material is presented in the form of photos, hand copies, transliterations and translations, accompanied by exhaustive explanations. The previously unpublished mathematical cuneiform texts presented in this book were discovered by Farouk Al-Rawi, who also made numerous beautiful hand copies of most of the clay tablets.
Historians of mathematics and the Mesopotamian civilization, linguists and those interested in ancient labyrinths will find New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts particularly valuable. The book contains many texts of previously unknown types and material that is not available elsewhere.

Über den Autor

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).

Inhaltsverzeichnis (14 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (14 Kapitel)
  • Late Babylonian Tables of Many-Place Regular Sexagesimal Numbers, from Babylon, Sippar, and Uruk

    Seiten 1-59

    Friberg, Jöran (et al.)

  • Direct and Inverse Factorization Algorithms for Many-Place Regular Sexagesimal Numbers

    Seiten 61-86

    Friberg, Jöran (et al.)

  • Metrological Table Texts from Achaemenid Uruk

    Seiten 87-131

    Friberg, Jöran (et al.)

  • CBS 8539. A Mixed Metrological Table Text from Achaemenid Nippur

    Seiten 133-147

    Friberg, Jöran (et al.)

  • Five Texts from Old Babylonian Mê-Turran (Tell Haddad), Ishchali and Shaduppûm (Tell Harmal) with Rectangular-Linear Problems for Figures of a Given Form

    Seiten 149-212

    Friberg, Jöran (et al.)

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 149,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44596-0
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
Softcover 149,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83090-2
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Copyright
2016
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44597-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44597-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44596-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83090-2
Buchreihen ISSN
2196-8810
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XVII, 553
Anzahl der Bilder
232 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, 1 Abbildungen in Farbe
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