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Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Architecture,
  • Egyptian archaeology,
  • History of mathematics,
  • History - General,
  • Architecture, Ancient,
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Sociology,
  • Ancient Egypt,
  • Mathematics,
  • Ancient - Egypt,
  • History & Philosophy,
  • Social Science / Archaeology,
  • Archaeology,
  • Egypt,
  • Pyramids

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7765490M
ISBN 100521829542
ISBN 109780521829540

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  Ancient Egyptian mathematics is the mathematics that was developed and used in Ancient Egypt c. to c. BCE, from the Old Kingdom of Egypt until roughly the beginning of Hellenistic ancient Egyptians utilized a numeral system for counting and solving written mathematical problems, often involving multiplication and ce for Egyptian mathematics . Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt - by Corinna Rossi April Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt. Corinna Rossi; Online ISBN: Author: Corinna Rossi. Corinna Rossi explores the use of numbers and geometrical figures by the Ancient Egyptians in their architectural projects and buildings. Whereas previous architectural studies have searched for "universal rules" to explain the entire history of Egyptian architecture, Rossi reconciles the approaches of architectural historians and archaeologists by testing architectural th5/5. Mathematics in ancient Egypt. The introduction of writing in Egypt in the predynastic period (c. bce) brought with it the formation of a special class of literate professionals, the virtue of their writing skills, the scribes took on all the duties of a civil service: record keeping, tax accounting, the management of public works (building projects and the like), even the.