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A remarkable collection of Babylonian mathematical texts, Jöran Friberg

Label
A remarkable collection of Babylonian mathematical texts
Title
A remarkable collection of Babylonian mathematical texts
Statement of responsibility
Jöran Friberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This new text from Joran Friberg, the leading expert on Babylonian mathematics, presents 120 previously unpublished mathematical clay tablets from the Norwegian Schoyen collection, and provides a synthesis of the author's most important work. Through a close study of the many new texts, Friberg has made numerous amazing discoveries, including the first known examples of pre-Classical labyrinths and mazes, new texts explaining the famous table text Plimpton 322, and new evidence of Babylonian familiarity with sophisticated mathematical ideas and objects, such as the three-dimensional "Pythagorean equation" and the icosahedron." "While the book is reader-friendly, it remains as detailed and exhaustive as possible. It is the most comprehensive treatment of a set of Babylonian mathematical texts ever published and will open up this subject to a new generation of students, mathematicians, and historians of science."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friberg, Jöran
Dewey number
510.935
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA22
LC item number
.F749 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and the physical sciences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics, Babylonian
  • Mathematics, Babylonian
  • Mathematics, Babylonian
Label
A remarkable collection of Babylonian mathematical texts, Jöran Friberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-533) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Documentation of Provenance -- Abbreviations -- How to Get a Better Understanding of Mathematical Cuneiform Texts -- Old Babylonian Arithmetical Hand Tablets -- Old Babylonian Arithmetical Table Texts -- Old Babylonian Metrological Table Texts -- Mesopotamian Weight Stones -- Neo-Sumerian Field Maps (Ur III) -- An Old Sumerian Metro-Mathematical Table Text (Early Dynastic IIIa) -- Old Babylonian Hand Tablets with Practical Mathematics -- Old Babylonian Hand Tablets with Geometric Exercises -- The Beginning and the End of the Sumerian King List -- Three Old Babylonian Mathematical Problem Texts from Uruk -- Three Problem Texts Not Belonging to Any Known Group of Texts -- App. 1. Subtractive Notations for Numbers in Mathematical Cuneiform Texts -- App. 2. The Old Babylonian Combined Multiplication Table -- App. 3. An Old Babylonian Combined Arithmetical Algorithm -- App. 4. Cuneiform Systems of Notations for Numbers and Measures -- App. 5. Old Babylonian Complete Metrological Tables -- App. 6. Metro-Mathematical Cuneiform Texts from the Third Millennium BC -- App. 7. CUNES 50-08-001. A Combined Metro-Mathematical Table Text (ED IIIb) -- App. 8. Plimpton 322, a Table of Parameters for igi-igi.bi Problems -- App. 9. Many-Place Squares of Squares in Late Babylonian Mathematical Texts -- App. 10. Color Photos of Selected Texts -- Vocabulary for the MS Texts -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Texts -- References
Control code
191464830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 533 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387489773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-34543-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191464830
Label
A remarkable collection of Babylonian mathematical texts, Jöran Friberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-533) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Documentation of Provenance -- Abbreviations -- How to Get a Better Understanding of Mathematical Cuneiform Texts -- Old Babylonian Arithmetical Hand Tablets -- Old Babylonian Arithmetical Table Texts -- Old Babylonian Metrological Table Texts -- Mesopotamian Weight Stones -- Neo-Sumerian Field Maps (Ur III) -- An Old Sumerian Metro-Mathematical Table Text (Early Dynastic IIIa) -- Old Babylonian Hand Tablets with Practical Mathematics -- Old Babylonian Hand Tablets with Geometric Exercises -- The Beginning and the End of the Sumerian King List -- Three Old Babylonian Mathematical Problem Texts from Uruk -- Three Problem Texts Not Belonging to Any Known Group of Texts -- App. 1. Subtractive Notations for Numbers in Mathematical Cuneiform Texts -- App. 2. The Old Babylonian Combined Multiplication Table -- App. 3. An Old Babylonian Combined Arithmetical Algorithm -- App. 4. Cuneiform Systems of Notations for Numbers and Measures -- App. 5. Old Babylonian Complete Metrological Tables -- App. 6. Metro-Mathematical Cuneiform Texts from the Third Millennium BC -- App. 7. CUNES 50-08-001. A Combined Metro-Mathematical Table Text (ED IIIb) -- App. 8. Plimpton 322, a Table of Parameters for igi-igi.bi Problems -- App. 9. Many-Place Squares of Squares in Late Babylonian Mathematical Texts -- App. 10. Color Photos of Selected Texts -- Vocabulary for the MS Texts -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Texts -- References
Control code
191464830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 533 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387489773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-34543-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191464830

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