Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History

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Pagination387p.
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ISBN 101614445036
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Year of Award: Award: Lester R. Ford Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 87,pp. Summary: This paper on the archaeology of mathematics retraces a portion of the research of Otto Neugebauer and Abraham Sachs on a 3, year-old cuneiform tablet from central Mesopotamia.

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