By Mathieu Ossendrijver
This booklet comprises new translations and a brand new research of the approach texts of Babylonian mathematical astronomy, the earliest recognized type of mathematical astronomy of the traditional international. The translations are according to a latest strategy incorporating fresh insights from Assyriology and translation science.
The paintings includes up-to-date and extended interpretations of the astronomical algorithms and investigations of formerly missed linguistic, mathematical and different elements of the method texts.
Special consciousness is paid to problems with mathematical illustration and over a hundred photographs of cuneiform capsules courting from 350-50 BCE are presented.
In 2-3 years, the author intends to proceed his examine of Babylonian mathematical astronomy with a brand new booklet with a view to include new versions and reconstructions of approx. 250 tabular texts and a brand new philological, astronomical and mathematical research of those texts. Tabular texts are finish items of Babylonian math astronomy, computed with algorithms which are formulated within the current quantity, approach Texts.
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