Egyptian mathematics
Egyptian mathematics

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Egyptian mathematics

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of how hieroglyphs were used to represent numbers and the nature of the problems that have survived

  • understand that Egyptian calculation was fundamentally additive. Operations such as doubling and halving being used for multiplication and division

  • appreciate the advanced understanding of mathematics in Ancient Egypt in relation to the manipulation of fractions

  • consider some views of the mathematics of Ancient Egypt in relation to that of the Babylonians.

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