By Jöran Friberg, Farouk N.H. Al-Rawi
This monograph offers in nice aspect loads of either unpublished and formerly released Babylonian mathematical texts within the cuneiform script. it's a continuation of the paintings A impressive choice of Babylonian Mathematical Texts (Springer 2007) written through Jöran Friberg, the top specialist on Babylonian mathematics.
Focussing at the tremendous photograph, Friberg explores during this publication a number of past due Babylonian arithmetical and metro-mathematical desk texts from the websites of Babylon, Uruk and Sippar, collections of mathematical routines from 4 outdated Babylonian websites, in addition to a brand new textual content from Early Dynastic/Early Sargonic Umma, that's the oldest recognized number of mathematical workouts. A desk of reciprocals from the tip of the 3rd millennium BC, differing noticeably from well-documented yet more youthful tables of reciprocals from the Neo-Sumerian and Old-Babylonian classes, in addition to a fraction of a Neo-Sumerian clay capsule exhibiting a brand new form of a labyrinth also are mentioned. the cloth is gifted within the type of images, hand copies, transliterations and translations, observed by way of exhaustive causes. The formerly unpublished mathematical cuneiform texts offered during this ebook have been came across via Farouk Al-Rawi, who additionally made a number of attractive hand copies of lots of the clay tablets.
Historians of arithmetic and the Mesopotamian civilization, linguists and people drawn to old labyrinths will locate New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts quite worthy. The publication comprises many texts of formerly unknown forms and fabric that's not on hand elsewhere.