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Summary

Babylonian clay tablet.

Class:

  • Find
  • visible
  • Location uncertain
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Annotation

Babylonian clay tablet, disovered in 1900 thought to have been written about 1800 BC. Currently a number 322 in the G.A. Plimpton Collection at Columbia University. Partly broken is 13 cm wide, 9 cm tall, and 2 cm thick. This inscription contains nowaday named the Pythagorean triples.

See:

  1. Laurence Kirby,  Plimpton 322: The Ancient Roots of Modern Mathematics (Half-hour video documentary), Baruch College, City University of New York 2011.
  2. Bill Casselman, The Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322, 2003 - http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/courses/m446-03/pl322/pl322.html
  3. Evert M.  Bruins,  "On Plimpton 322, Pythagorean numbers in Babylonian mathematics", Koninklijke , pp. 117–121.
  4. David E. Joyce: Laurence Kirby,  Plimpton 322: 1995 - https://mathcs.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/plimpnote.html