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Mathematical Cuneiform Texts

O. Neugebauer, and Abraham Sachs

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$42.50 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-940490-24-6

236 pages
8.5" × 11"
1986
Distributed by Penn State University Press for American Oriental Society

American Oriental Series

Mathematical Cuneiform Texts

O. Neugebauer, and Abraham Sachs

Out of print for some time, this valuable resource is once again available.

 

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  • Table of Contents
Out of print for some time, this valuable resource is once again available.

Chapter I. Introduction

1. The Texts

2. The Sexagesimal Number System

3. Translation and Transcription

4. Metrology

5. Examples of Metrological Calculations

Chapter II. Table-texts

1. Introduction

2. Reciprocals

3. Multiplication Tables

4. Squares, Cubes and Varia

Chapter III. Problem-texts

1. Introduction

2. Pythagorean Numbers

3. Cube Root

4. Geometrical Problems

5. Excavations (ki-lá)

6. Irrigation (Canals, Cistern)

7. Bricks

8. Equations

9. Old-Babylonian Lists of Coefficients

10. Miscellaneous Texts from Later Periods

Chapter IV. The Akkadian Dialects of the Old-Babylonian Mathematical Texts by A. Goetze

Chapter V. Indices

1. Bibliography and Abbreviations

2. Concordance of Museum Numbers

3. Vocabulary

4. Subject Index

Map Showing Ancient Sites Which Are Mentioned

Plates 1-49

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