1 edition of **Mathematics in ancient Egypt** found in the catalog.

Mathematics in ancient Egypt

Annette Imhausen

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- 32 Currently reading

Published
**2016**
.

Written in English

- Mathematics,
- Egyptian Mathematics,
- History

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statement | Annette Imhausen |

Classifications | |
---|---|

LC Classifications | QA27.E3 I43 2016 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xi, 234 pages |

Number of Pages | 234 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27221699M |

ISBN 10 | 0691117136 |

ISBN 10 | 9780691117133 |

LC Control Number | 2015009708 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 907060365 |

A survey of ancient Egyptian mathematics across three thousand years. Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC—and the earliest hints of writing and number notation—to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, . An excellent bookKevin Davis, Mathematical Gazette An exhaustive studyRicardo Moreno-Castillo, European Mathematical Society Annette Imhausen has written a well-researched introduction to Egyptian mathematics in antiquity by tracing its development over more than the last years, from the foundation of the dynasties to the rise of Alexandria as a global hub of ideas during 5/5(2).

Mathematics in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Introduction Evidence for Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics Egypt: A handful of Old Egyptian Hieratic papyri, wooden tables and leather rolls, a few handfuls of Middle Egyptian Demotic papyri, less than a hundred Greek papyri, written in Egypt and forming a continuous tradition with the older material. The use of Mathematics in Ancient 1 Egypt Partitioning of fertile grounds Construction of pyramids AdministrationFile Size: KB.

When this book was first published in , there was no shortage of excellent books dealing with the architectural styles of ancient Egypt; no book of any significance, however, discussed in detail the actual construction methods used to erect some of the world's most colossal and enduring structures. Ancient Egyptian mathematics was the poetry of logical ideas, the music of reason and one of the main key components that led to the creation of the ancient world’s most advanced civilizations. They considered the study of mathematics much like the Nile river begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.

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Paris: Éditions Le. This volume continues Marshall Clagett's studies of the various aspects of the science of Ancient Egypt. The volume gives a discourse on the nature and accomplishments of Egyptian mathematics and also informs the reader as to how our knowledge of Egyptian mathematics has grown since the publication of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus toward the end of the 19th century.3/5(1).

Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the 4th millennium BC to the end of the Pharaonic Period in Greco-Roman times. Imhausen uses mathematical texts that have been discovered, documents used by administrators to govern the people, various architectural drawings and any other mathematical documents that have been discovered to.

Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History is one of the latest outstanding monographs in history of mathematics published by Princeton University the last decade and a half Princeton has produced around three dozen new books in this area, several of them definitive contributions to our understanding of ancient and non-Western mathematics.

Much of our understanding of Egyptian mathematics comes from the deciphering of a few papyri that were actually written in hieratic script. The most famous such papyrus is the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, which dates from about BC, but its author, Ahmes, identifies it as a copy of an older Middle Kingdom papyrus.

Mathematics - Mathematics - Assessment of Egyptian mathematics: The papyri thus bear witness to a mathematical tradition closely tied to the practical accounting and surveying activities of the scribes. Occasionally, the scribes loosened up a bit: one problem (Rhind papyrus, problem 79), for example, seeks the total from seven houses, seven cats per house, seven mice per cat, seven ears of.

The oldest mathematical text from ancient Egypt discovered so far, though, is the Moscow Papyrus, which dates from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom around – BCE. Ancient Egyptian Number System It is thought that the Egyptians introduced the earliest fully-developed base 10 numeration system at least as early as BCE (and probably 5/5(23).

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Mathematics in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Introduction Evidence for Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics Egypt: A handful of Old Egyptian Hieratic papyri, wooden tables and leather rolls, a few handfuls of Middle Egyptian Demotic papyri, less than a hundred Greek papyri, written in Egypt and forming a continuous tradition with the older material.

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This volume continues Marshall Clagett's studies of the various aspects of the science of Ancient Egypt.

The volume gives a discourse on the nature and accomplishments of Egyptian mathematics and also informs the reader as to how our knowledge of Egyptian mathematics has grown since the publication of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus toward the end of the 19th century.

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