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Author Ossendrijver, Mathieu.
Title Babylonian mathematical astronomy : procedure texts / Mathieu Ossendrijver.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, 2012.

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Series Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Subject Astronomy, Assyro-Babylonian -- Mathematics.
Mathematics.
Astronomy.
Science -- history.
History of Mathematical Sciences.
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques.
History of Science.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK SPRINGER EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
Series Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Subject Astronomy, Assyro-Babylonian -- Mathematics.
Mathematics.
Astronomy.
Science -- history.
History of Mathematical Sciences.
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques.
History of Science.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 615 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Procedure texts -- Mathematical concepts -- from numbers to computational systems -- Planets -- Moon -- Critical editions.
Summary Annotation This book contains new translations and a new analysis of the procedure texts of Babylonian mathematical astronomy, the earliest known form of mathematical astronomy of the ancient world. The translations are based on a modern approach incorporating recent insights from Assyriology and translation science. The work contains updated and expanded interpretations of the astronomical algorithms and investigations of previously ignored linguistic, mathematical and other aspects of the procedure texts. Special attention is paid to issues of mathematical representation and over 100 photos of cuneiform tablets dating from 350-50 BCE are presented. In 2-3 years, theauthor intends to continue his study of Babylonian mathematicalastronomy with a new publication which will contain new editions and reconstructions of approx. 250 tabular texts and a new philological, astronomical and mathematical analysis of these texts. Tabular texts are end products of Babylonian math astronomy, computed with algorithms that are formulated in the present volume, Procedure Texts.
ISBN 9781461437826 (electronic bk.)
1461437822 (electronic bk.)
1461437814
9781461437819
9781461437819
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4614-3782-6
9786613711168
OCLC # 793282761
Additional Format Printed edition: 9781461437819