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The Origin and Transformations of Old Babylonian Algebra

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

Abstract

Several offhand references were made in the preceding chapters to “riddles”, to “practitioners”, and to "lay surveyors".

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section for Philosophy and Science StudiesUniversity of RoskildeRoskildeDenmark

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