Babylonian mathematics
Babylonian mathematics

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Babylonian mathematics

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge about cuneiform and how it was used to represent numbers for mathematical problem solving and computation;

  • understand the relationship between a decimal place-value system and a sexagesimal one;

  • appreciate the advanced understanding of mathematics in Ancient Mesopotamia in relation to anyone in medieval Christian Europe 3000 years later.

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