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In this carefully researched study, the author examines Egyptian mathematics, demonstrating that although operations were limited in number, they were remarkably adaptable to a great many applications: solution of problems in direct and inverse proportion, linear equations of the first degree, and arithmetical and geometrical progressions.

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First book-length study--from simple commercial computations to trigonometric functions used in construction of pyramids. Fascinating, provocative. Illustrated.

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This carefully researched study examines Egyptian mathematics, demonstrating that although operations were limited in number, they were remarkably adaptable to a great many applications.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

Introduction

Hieroglyphic and Hieratic Writing and Numbers

The Four Arithmetic Operations

  ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

  MULTIPLICATION

  DIVISION

  FRACTIONS

The Two-Thirds Table for Fractions

  PROBLEMS 61 AND 61B OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

  TWO-THIRDS OF AN EVEN FRACTION

  AN EXTENSION OF RMP 61B AS THE SCRIBE MAY HAVE DONE IT

  EXAMPLES FROM THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS OF THE TWO-THIRDS TABLE

The G Rule in Egyptian Arithmetic

  FURTHER EXTENSIONS OF THE G RULE

The Recto of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus

  THE DIVISION OF 2 BY THE ODD NUMBERS 3 TO 101

  CONCERNING PRIMES

  FURTHER COMPARISONS OF THE SCRIBE'S AND THE COMPUTERS DECOMPOSITIONS

The Recto Continued

  EVEN NUMBERS IN THE RECTO: 2 ÷ 13

  MULTIPLES OF DIVISORS IN THE RECTO

  TWO DIVIDED BY THIRTY-FIVE: THE SCRIBE DISCLOSES HIS METHOD

Problems in Completion and the Red Auxiliaries

  USE OF THE RED AUXILIARIES OR REFERENCE NUMBERS

  AN INTERESTING OSTRACON

The Egyptian Mathematical Leather Roll

  THE FIRST GROUP

  THE SECOND GROUP

  THE THIRD GROUP

  THE FOURTH GROUP

  THE NUMBER SEVEN

  LINE 10 OF THE FOURTH GROUP

  THE FIFTH GROUP

Unit-Fraction Tables

  UNIT-FRACTION TABLES OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

  PROBLEMS 7 TO 20 OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

Problems of Equitable Distribution and Accurate Measurement

  DIVISION OF THE NUMBERS 1 TO 9 BY 10

  CUTTING UP OF LOAVES

  SALARY DISTRIBUTION FOR THE PERSONNEL OF THE TEMPLE OF ILLAHUN

Pesu Problems

  EXCHANGE OF LOAVES OF DIFFERENT PESUS

Area and Volumes

  THE AREA OF A RECTANGLE

  THE AREA OF A TRIANGLE

  THE AREA OF A CIRCLE

  THE VOLUME OF A CYLINDRICAL GRANARY

  THE DETAILS OF KAHUN IV

Equations of the First and Second Degree

  THE FIRST GROUP

  SIMILAR PROBLEMS FROM OTHER PAPYRI

  THE SECOND AND THIRD GROUPS

  EQUATIONS OF THE SECOND DEGREE

  KAHUN LV

  "SUGGESTED RESTORATION OF MISSING LINES OF KAHUN LV 4, AND MODERNIZATION OF OTHERS"

Geometric and Arithmetic Progressions

  GEOMETRIC PROGRESSIONS: PROBLEM 79 OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

  ARITHMETIC PROGRESSIONS: PROBLEM 40 OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

  KAHUN IV

"Think of a Number" Problems"

  PROBLEM 28 OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

  PROBLEM 29 OF THE RHIND MATHEMATICAL PAPYRUS

Pyramids and Truncated Pyramids

  THE SEKED OF A PYRAMID

  THE VOLUME OF A TRUNCATED PYRAMID

The Area of a Semicylinder and the Area of a Hemisphere

Fractions of a Hekat

Egyptian Weights and Measures

Squares and Square Roots

The Reisner Papyri: The Superficial Cubit and Scales of Notation

APPENDIX 1

  The Nature of Proof

APPENDIX 2

  The Egyptian Calendar

APPENDIX 3

  Great Pyramid Mysticism

APPENDIX 4

  "Regarding Morris Kline's Views in Mathematics, A Cultural Approach"

APPENDIX 5

  The Pythagorean Theorem in Ancient Egypt

APPENDIX 6

  The Contents of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus

APPENDIX 7

  The Contents of the Moscow Mathematical Papyrus

APPENDIX 8

  A Papyritic Memo Pad

APPENDIX 9

  "Horus-Eye Fractions in Terms of Hinu: Problems 80, 81 of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus"

APPENDIX 10

  The Egyptian Equivalent of the Least Common Denominator

APPENDIX 11

  A Table of Two-Term Equalities for Egyptian Unit Fractions

APPENDIX 12

  "Tables of Hieratic Integers and Fractions, Showing Variations"

APPENDIX 13

  Chronology

APPENDIX 14

  A Map of Egypt

APPENDIX 15

  The Egyptian Mathematical Leather Roll

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486243153
Author:
Gillings, Richard
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Gillings, Richard J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Mathematics, ancient
Subject:
Mathematics, Egyptian.
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 46
Publication Date:
19820631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.79 lb

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