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Amazing traces of a Babylonian origin in Greek mathematics

Author: Jöran Friberg
Publisher: Hackensack, N.J. ; London : World Scientific, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sequel to "Unexpected Links Between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics", this book is based on the author's studies of the history of Mesopotamian mathematics, from late 4th to late 1st millennium  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jöran Friberg
ISBN: 9789812704528 9812704523
OCLC Number: 123114822
Description: xx, 476 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Elements II and Babylonian Metric Algebra; El.I.47 and the Old Babylonian Diagonal Rule; Lemma El. X.28/29, Plimpton 322, and Babylonian igi-igi.bi Problems; Lemma El. X.32/33 and an Old Babylonian Geometric Progression; Elements X and Babylonian Metric Algebra; Elements IV and Old Babylonian Figures within Figures; El. VI.30, XIII.1-12, and Regular Polygons in Babylonian Mathematics; El. XIII.13-18 and Regular Polyhedrons in Babylonian Mathematics; Elements XII and Pyramids and Cones in Babylonian Mathematics; El. I.43-44, El. VI.24-29, Data 57-59, 84-86, and Metric Algebra; Euclid's Lost Book On Divisions and Babylonian Striped Figures; Hippocrates' Lunes and Babylonian Figures with Curved Boundaries; Traces of Babylonian Metric Algebra in the Arithmetica of Diophantus; Heron's and Brahmagupta's Area Rules; Theon of Smyrna's Side and Diagonal Numbers and Ascending Infinite Chains of Birectangles; Greek and Babylonian Square Side Approximations; Theodorus of Cyrene's Irrationality Proof and Descending Infinite Chains of Birectangles; The Pseudo-Heronic Geometrica; A Chain of Trapezoids with Fixed Diagonals; A Catalog of Babylonian Geometric Figures.
Responsibility: Jöran Friberg.

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