Before we proceed with further presentation and analysis of texts, a brief summary of what we have seen so far regarding the basic methods employed in the Old Babylonian “algebraic” texts may be useful.


Reference Quantity False Position Clay Tablet Greek Geometry Regular Heptagon 
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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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