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Old Babylonian “Algebra”: a Global Characterization

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

Abstract

Neugebauer, Thureau-Dangin, Gandz, and others spoke without doubt about a Babylonian “algebra”, and the existence of such a thing was accepted without objections from the 1930s through the late 1960s.

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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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