Ancient Babylonian algorithms

@article{Knuth1972AncientBA,
  title={Ancient Babylonian algorithms},
  author={D. Knuth},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1972},
  volume={15},
  pages={671-677}
}
  • D. Knuth
  • Published 1972
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • The early origins of mathematics are discussed, emphasizing those aspects which seem to be of greatest interest from the standpoint of computer science. A number of old Babylonian tablets, many of which have never before been translated into English, are quoted. 
    76 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    A personal account of Turing's imprint on the development of computer science
    • 1
    • PDF
    The Philosophy of Computer Science
    • 69
    • PDF
    Computer Science and its Relation to Mathematics
    • D. Knuth
    • Computer Science, Mathematics
    • 1974
    • 130
    From Babbage to Babel and Beyond: A Brief History of Programming Languages
    • 13
    From Universal to Programming Languages
    • 6
    • PDF
    UvA-DARE ( Digital Academic Repository ) From Universal to Programming Languages
    • PDF
    The Oldest Trig in the Book