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Publisher: The MIT Press: 2003-03-17
Seller ID: M026257179XZ2
In writing the first book-length study of ancient Egyptian mathematics, Richard Gillings presents evidence that Egyptian achievements in this area are much more substantial than has been previously thought. He does so in a way that will interest not only historians of Egypt and of mathematics, but also people who simply like to manipulate numbers in novel ways. He examines all the extant sources, with particular attention to the most extensive of these--the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, a collection of training exercises for scribes. This papyrus, besides dealing with the practical, commercia...
Publisher: American Philosophical Society: 1979-01-01
Seller ID: FORN205-326-640