Mathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs

TitleMathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1972
AuthorsGillings, Richard J.
Number of Pages286

In this carefully researched study, the author examines Egyptian mathematics, demonstrating that although operations were limited in number, they were remarkably adaptable to a great many applications: solution of problems in direct and inverse proportion, linear equations of the first degree, and arithmetical and geometrical progressions.