Ancient Babylonian algorithms

  title={Ancient Babylonian algorithms},
  author={Donald Ervin Knuth},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • D. Knuth
  • Published 1 July 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. 

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