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Author Imhausen, Annette.

Title Mathematics in ancient Egypt : a contextual history / Annette Imhausen.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  510.932 Im3m 2016    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Prehistoric and Early Dynastic Period. -- 1. The invention of writing and number notation -- 2. The Egyptian number system -- 3. Uses of numbers and their contexts in predynastic and early dynastic times -- 4. Summary -- Old Kingdom. -- 5. The cultural context of Egyptian mathematics in the Old Kingdom -- 6. Metrological systems -- 7. Notation of fractions -- 8. Summary -- Middle Kingdom. -- 9. Mathematical texts (I): the mathematical training of scribes -- 10. Foundation of mathematics -- 11. Mathematics in practice and beyond -- New Kingdom. -- 12. New Kingdom mathematical texts: Ostraca Senmut 153 and Turin 57170 -- 13. Two examples of administrative texts -- 14. Mathematics in literature -- 15. Further aspects of mathematics from New Kingdom sources -- 16. Summary -- Greco-Roman Periods. -- 17. Mathematical texts (II): tradition, transmission, development -- 18. Conclusion: Egyptian mathematics in historical perspective -- Bibliography -- Subject index -- Egyptian words and phrases index -- Index of mathematical texts.
Subject Mathematics, Egyptian.
Mathematics -- History.
Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst01012163
Mathematics, Egyptian. (OCoLC)fst01012361
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780691117133 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
0691117136 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 40025852827

 
    
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