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This monograph provides in nice aspect numerous either unpublished and formerly released Babylonian mathematical texts within the cuneiform script. it's a continuation of the paintings "A striking selection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts" (Springer 2007) written by means of Joran Friberg, the top professional on Babylonian mathematics.
Focussing at the vast photo, Friberg explores during this e-book a number of overdue Babylonian arithmetical and metro-mathematical desk texts from the websites of Babylon, Uruk and Sippar, collections of mathematical workouts from 4 outdated Babylonian websites, in addition to a brand new textual content from Early Dynastic/Early Sargonic Umma, that is the oldest recognized number of mathematical workouts. A desk of reciprocals from the top of the 3rd millennium BC, differing significantly from well-documented yet more youthful tables of reciprocals from the Neo-Sumerian and Old-Babylonian classes, in addition to a fraction of a Neo-Sumerian clay capsule displaying a brand new form of a labyrinth also are mentioned. the fabric is gifted within the kind of photographs, hand copies, transliterations and translations, observed by way of exhaustive factors. The formerly unpublished mathematical cuneiform texts provided during this e-book have been came across through Farouk Al-Rawi, who additionally made a number of appealing hand copies of many of the clay tablets.
Historians of arithmetic and the Mesopotamian civilization, linguists and people attracted to historic labyrinths will locate "New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts" really worthwhile. The ebook comprises many texts of formerly unknown kinds and fabric that isn't on hand elsewhere."

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