Mesopotamian mathematics is known from a great number of cuneiform texts, most of them Old Babyonian, some Late Babylonian or pre-Old-Babylonian, and has been intensively studied during the last couple of decades. In contrast to this Egyptian mathematics is known from only a small number of papyrus texts, and the few books and papers that have been written about Egyptian mathematical papyri have mostly reiterated the same old interpretations and presentations of the texts. In this book, it is shown that the methods developed by the author for the close study of mathematical cuneiform texts can also be successfully applied to all kinds of Egyptian mathematical texts, hieratic, demotic, or Greek-Egyptian. At the same time, comparisons of a large number of individual Egyptian mathematical exercises with Babylonian parallels yield many new insights into the nature of Egyptian mathematics and show that Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics display greater similarities than expected.of a truncated cone In the single exercise in As 1 of P.Akhmim, the object considered is an excavated store room in the form of a ... Here c is a aquot;storing numberaquot;, used to make the desired transition from volume measure to capacity measure. Nowanbsp;...

Title | : | Unexpected Links Between Egyptian and Ba |

Author | : | Jöran Friberg |

Publisher | : | World Scientific Publishing Company - 2005 |

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