By Mathieu Ossendrijver
This e-book comprises new translations and a brand new research of the approach texts of Babylonian mathematical astronomy, the earliest recognized kind of mathematical astronomy of the traditional international. The translations are in keeping with a contemporary method incorporating contemporary insights from Assyriology and translation science.
The paintings includes up to date and extended interpretations of the astronomical algorithms and investigations of formerly overlooked linguistic, mathematical and different facets of the method texts.
Special realization is paid to problems with mathematical illustration and over a hundred images of cuneiform pills courting from 350-50 BCE are presented.
In 2-3 years, the author intends to proceed his research of Babylonian mathematical astronomy with a brand new book with a purpose to include new variations and reconstructions of approx. 250 tabular texts and a brand new philological, astronomical and mathematical research of those texts. Tabular texts are finish items of Babylonian math astronomy, computed with algorithms which are formulated within the current quantity, process Texts.
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Babylonian Mathematical Astronomy: Procedure Texts (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) by Mathieu Ossendrijver