Algebra in Cuneiform

Introduction to an Old Babylonian Geometrical Technique

1 Introduction: The Issue – and Some Necessary Tools
2 Techniques for the First Degree
3 The Fundamental Techniques for the Second Degree
4 Complex Second-degree Problems
5 Application of Quasi-algebraic Techniques to Geometry
6 General Characteristics
7 The Background
8 Origin and Heritage
9 A Moral
Appendix A: Problems for the Reader
Appendix B: Transliterated Texts
Bibliographical Note