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  • Jens Høyrup
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


The present chapter contains a sequence of problems in which the basic techniques and methods of Old Babylonian “algebra” are used. At first we shall have another look at our introductory example in bilingual format, and afterwards turn to problems #2 and #3 from the same theme text on squares.


Mathematical Text Present Text Symbolic Algebra False Position Verbal Noun 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Høyrup
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  1. 1.Section for Philosophy and Science StudiesUniversity of RoskildeRoskildeDenmark

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