This website contains an overview of Babylonian mathematics, with links to in-depth analyses of Babylonian numerals and Pythagoras?s theorem in Babylonian mathematics. The history of zero covers Mesopotamia, Greece, India, the Mayan people in Central America, China, and Europe. Links also give access to bibliographies of mathematicians, such as Cardan, Ch'in, Bhaskara, and Brahmagupta. Examples of written numbers using the cuneiform symbols in the sexigesimal system are included. Other terms: algorithm, reciprocals, geometry, quadratic equation, square root, fractions, finger counting, decimal system, Yale tablet, Plimpton 322, Susa tablet, Tell Dhibayi tablet, triangle, Mahavira. (Includes 104 references)


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