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Vorlesungen über Geschichte der antiken mathematischen Wissenschaften

Nature volume 135, pages 283284 (23 February 1935) | Download Citation



MUCH work has been done during recent years in the decipherment and elucidation of ancient Babylonian mathematical texts, and most of all by Dr. Neugebauer, the editor of this volume. It is not too much to say that no such treasure trove has come into the possession of historians of mathematics since the year 1906, when Heiberg discovered in a palimpsest at Constantinople the tract by Archimedes called by him the “Method”, which was supposed to have been lost.

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