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Estudio geométrico de AO 17264

Yuste, Piedad (2005) Estudio geométrico de AO 17264. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 20 (1). pp. 45-67. ISSN 2171-679X

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Con la ayuda de un diagrama y aplicando la fórmula del agrimensor, los matemáticos de la Antigua Babilonia descubrieron un método sencillo y elegante de bisecar figuras trapezoidales. En este trabajo intenta-remos demostrar, únicamente como conjetura, que en el “Problema de los Seis hermanos” - Tablilla AO 17264 - se pudo haber manejado este mismo procedimiento, aunque ampliado y generalizado.

The Mathematicians of the Old Babylonian Period, with the aid of a diagram and applying the surveyor formula, discovered a simple and smart method to bisect trapezoidal figures. In this paper, we will try to demonstrate, only as a conjecture, that in the Problem of Six Brothers, Tablet AO 17264, it could be used the same procedure, although extended and generalized.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Matemática babilónica, Tablilla AO 17264, Problema de los seis hermanos, Tablilla YBC 4675, Geome-tría Antigua, Partición de trapecios, Trapecios bisecados, Babylonian Mathematics, Tablet AO 17264, Problem of the Six Brothers, Tablet YBC 4675, Ancient Geometry, Trape-zoidal Partition, Bisectable Trapezia
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 17:52
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 17:52
Item ID: 10490
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.577
Date: January 2005
Page Range: pp. 45-67
Volume: 20
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X

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