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The Resource Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)

Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)

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Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal
Title
Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Gonçalves
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Language
eng
Summary
This work offers a re-edition of twelve mathematical tablets from the site of Tell Harmal, in the borders of present-day Baghdad. In ancient times, Tell Harmal was Šaduppûm, a city representative of the region of the Diyala river and of the kingdom of Ešnunna, to which it belonged for a time. These twelve tablets were originally published in separate articles in the beginning of the 1950s and mostly contain solved problem texts. Some of the problems deal with abstract matters such as triangles and rectangles with no reference to daily life, while others are stated in explicitly empirical contexts, such as the transportation of a load of bricks, the size of a vessel, the number of men needed to build a wall and the acquisition of oil and lard. This new edition of the texts is the first to group them, and takes into account all the recent developments of the research in the history of Mesopotamian mathematics. Its introductory chapters are directed to readers interested in an overview of the mathematical contents of these tablets and the language issues involved in their interpretation, while a chapter of synthesis discusses the ways history of mathematics has typically dealt with the mathematical evidence and inquires how and to what degree mathematical tablets can be made part of a picture of the larger social context. Furthermore, the volume contributes to a geography of the Old Babylonian mathematical practices, by evidencing that scribes at Šaduppûm made use of cultural material that was locally available. The edited texts are accompanied by translations, philological, and mathematical commentaries
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Gonçalves, Carlos
Dewey number
510.938
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA22
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics, Babylonian
  • Akkadian language
  • Cuneiform inscriptions
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Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Site of Tell Harmal and the Archaeological Record -- 2. A Few Remarks About Old Babylonian Mathematics -- 3. Conventions -- 4. Mathematical Tablets -- 5. On Old Babylonian Mathematics and its History -- 6. General Vocabulary -- References
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SPR929624521
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319225234
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mathematical tablets from Tell Harmal, Carlos Gonçalves, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Site of Tell Harmal and the Archaeological Record -- 2. A Few Remarks About Old Babylonian Mathematics -- 3. Conventions -- 4. Mathematical Tablets -- 5. On Old Babylonian Mathematics and its History -- 6. General Vocabulary -- References
Control code
SPR929624521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319225234
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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