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The Resource Babylonian mathematical astronomy : procedure texts, Mathieu Ossendrijver

Babylonian mathematical astronomy : procedure texts, Mathieu Ossendrijver

Label
Babylonian mathematical astronomy : procedure texts
Title
Babylonian mathematical astronomy
Title remainder
procedure texts
Statement of responsibility
Mathieu Ossendrijver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ossendrijver, Mathieu
Dewey number
520.9
Index
index present
LC call number
QB19
LC item number
.O87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Online Book
Series statement
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Science
  • SCIENCE
  • Astronomy
Summary expansion
This book contains new translations and a new analysis of the procedure texts of Babylonian mathematical astronomy, the earliest known form of mathematical astronomy of the ancient world. The translations are based on a modern approach incorporating recent insights from Assyriology and translation science. The work contains updated and expanded interpretations of the astronomical algorithms and investigations of previously ignored linguistic, mathematical and other aspects of the procedure texts. Special attention is paid to issues of mathematical representation and over 100 photos of cuneiform tablets dating from 350-50 BCE are presented. In 2-3 years, theauthor intends to continue his study of Babylonian mathematicalastronomy with a new publication which will contain new editions and reconstructions of approx. 250 tabular texts and a new philological, astronomical and mathematical analysis of these texts. Tabular texts are end products of Babylonian math astronomy, computed with algorithms that are formulated in the present volume, Procedure Texts
Label
Babylonian mathematical astronomy : procedure texts, Mathieu Ossendrijver
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Procedure texts
  • Mathematical concepts -- from numbers to computational systems
  • Planets
  • Moon
  • Critical editions
Control code
793282761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 615 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461437819
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-3782-6
  • 9786613711168
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
371116
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793282761
Label
Babylonian mathematical astronomy : procedure texts, Mathieu Ossendrijver
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Procedure texts
  • Mathematical concepts -- from numbers to computational systems
  • Planets
  • Moon
  • Critical editions
Control code
793282761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 615 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461437819
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-3782-6
  • 9786613711168
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
371116
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793282761

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