Learning to count : an analysis of the arithmetic methods of the Egyptians and the Romans

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dc.contributor.advisor Shea, Chris, 1949-
dc.contributor.author Erdely, David R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T17:22:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T17:22:07Z
dc.date.created 2011-05-07
dc.date.issued 2011-05-07
dc.identifier.other A-342
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196213
dc.description.abstract The Egyptians and the Romans are known for their great monuments and public works projects. Behind these buildings, however, lies a foundation of mathematics- a foundation that is unknown to the general public. This article is a brief exploration of Roman and Egyptian numerical symbolism and arithmetic methods. It examines each of the four major arithmetic manipulations of numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and looks at the similarities and differences between the two ancient number systems. The paper also hypothesizes the reasons behind the development of these systems as well as other methods that may have been used to perform the manipulations.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics.
dc.title Learning to count : an analysis of the arithmetic methods of the Egyptians and the Romans en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1617617


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