Some Seleucid Mathematical Tables (Extended Reciprocals and Squares of Regular Numbers)

  title={Some Seleucid Mathematical Tables (Extended Reciprocals and Squares of Regular Numbers)},
  author={Asg{\'e}r Aaboe},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={79 - 86}
  • A. Aaboe
  • Published 1 January 1965
  • Physics
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
The cuneiform mathematical texts which are available to us at present fall in the large, and probably accidentally, into two groups, one OldBabylonian, and the other Seleucid. A modern observer may well find it astonishing that there is virtually no change to be traced, either in content or in form, in this body of knowledge over the documented timespan of more than a millennium and a half; what difference there is between these two main groups of texts consists mostly in a Seleucid preference… 

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