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Native american mathematics

Author: Michael P Closs; University of Texas.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Focuses on mathematical development indigenous to the New World. This book includes essays, which attest to the variety of mathematical development present in the Americas.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Closs; University of Texas.
ISBN: 0292711859 9780292711853
OCLC Number: 912785107
Description: 431 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface1. Native American Number Systems (Michael P. Closs)2. Numerical Representations in North American Rock Art (William Breen Murray)3. Some Notes on Quantification and Numerals in an Amazon Indian Language (Maurizio Covaz Gnerre)4. The Calendrical and Numerical Systems of the Nootka (William J. Folan)5. Chumash Numerals (Madison S. Beeler)6. Cultural Ecology of Mathematics: Ojibway and Inuit Hunters (J. Peter Denny)7. Tallies and the Ritual Use of Number in Ojibway Pictography (Michael P. Closs)8. A Survey of Aztec Numbers and Their Uses (Stanley E. Payne and Michael P. Closs)9. Decipherment and Some Implications of Aztec Numerical Glyphs (Herbert R. Harvey and Barbara J. Williams)10. Mathematical Ideas of the Incas (Marcia Ascher)11. The Mathematical Notation of the Ancient Maya (Michael P. Closs)12. The Zero in the Mayan Numerical Notation (A. Seidenberg)13. In Search of Mesoamerican Geometry (Francine Vinette)References
Responsibility: edited by Michael P. Closs.


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"Of interest to a wide audience, not just students of mathematics and its history, and is highly recommended for personal reading and general library acquisition." * Historia Mathematica *

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