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Mathematical concepts – from numbers to computational systems

  • Mathieu Ossendrijver
Chapter
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)

Abstract

Mathematical astronomy can be defined as a technique for predicting astronomical phenomena using mathematical algorithms. Procedure texts contain verbal representations of such algorithms. This chapter offers a systematic analysis of the concepts and algorithms of Babylonian mathematical astronomy and their verbal representations in the procedure texts, using the tabular texts as a complementary source of information.

Keywords

Arithmetical Operation Mathematical Concept Computational System Elementary Step Event Frame 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Ossendrijver
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES)University of TübingenTübingenGermany

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