Further “Algebraic” Texts

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


In this chapter we shall look at a larger range of “algebraic” texts — in part occupying entire tablets, in part single problems drawn from longer compositions, but in all cases texts which permit us to see new facets of Old Babylonian “algebraic” thought.


Reference Volume Present Text False Position Procedure Text Parallel Passage 
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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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