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Professor Aaboe supplies right here the reader a sense for the universality of significant arithmetic, placing every one selected subject into its right atmosphere, therefore bringing out the continuity and cumulative nature of mathematical wisdom. the cloth he selects is mathematically undemanding, but shows the intensity that's attribute of actually nice concept styles in every age. The luck of this exposition is because of the author's new angle to his topic. He correctly refrains from trying a basic survey of arithmetic in antiquity, yet selects, in its place, a couple of consultant goods that he can deal with intimately. He describes Babylonian arithmetic as published from cuneiform texts came upon only in the near past, in addition to extra established themes built through the Greeks. even supposing each one bankruptcy should be learn as a separate unit, there are various connecting threads. Aaboe remains as just about the unique texts as is cozy for a contemporary reader, and the bibliography allows the scholar to delve extra deeply into any element of historic arithmetic that catches his or her fancy.

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