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Native American mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs

Label
Native American mathematics
Title
Native American mathematics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael P. Closs
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is no question that native cultures in the New World exhibit many forms of mathematical development. This Native American mathematics can best be described by considering the nature of the concepts found in a variety of individual New World cultures. Unlike modern mathematics in which numbers and concepts are expressed in universal mathematical notation, the numbers and concepts found in native cultures occur and are expressed in many distinctive ways. Native American Mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs, is the first book to focus on mathematical development indigenous to the New World
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Closs, Michael P
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  • Indiens
  • Mathématiques précolombiennes
  • Indians
  • Wiskunde
  • Indianen
  • Eskimo's
  • 7
Label
Native American mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [409]-431
Contents
Native American number systems / Michael P. Closs -- Numerical representations in North American rock art / William Breen Murray -- Some notes on quantification and numerals in an Amazon Indian language / Maurizio Covaz Gnerre -- The calendrical and numerical systems of the Nootka / William J. Folan -- Chumash numerals -/ Madison S. Beeler -- Cultural ecology of mathematics: Ojibway and Inuit hunters / J. Peter Denny -- Tallies and the ritual use of number in Ojibway pictography / Michael P. Closs -- A survey of Aztec numbers and their uses / Stanley E. Payne and Michael P. Closs --Decipherment and some implications of Aztec numerical glyphs / Herbert R. Harvey and Barbara J. Williams -- Mathematical ideas of the Incas / Marcia Ascher -- The mathematical notation of the ancient Maya / Michael P. Closs -- The zero in the Mayan numerical notation / A. Seidenberg -- In search of Mesoamerican geometry / Francine Vinette
Control code
14959578
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780292755314
Lccn
86050592
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)14959578
Label
Native American mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [409]-431
Contents
Native American number systems / Michael P. Closs -- Numerical representations in North American rock art / William Breen Murray -- Some notes on quantification and numerals in an Amazon Indian language / Maurizio Covaz Gnerre -- The calendrical and numerical systems of the Nootka / William J. Folan -- Chumash numerals -/ Madison S. Beeler -- Cultural ecology of mathematics: Ojibway and Inuit hunters / J. Peter Denny -- Tallies and the ritual use of number in Ojibway pictography / Michael P. Closs -- A survey of Aztec numbers and their uses / Stanley E. Payne and Michael P. Closs --Decipherment and some implications of Aztec numerical glyphs / Herbert R. Harvey and Barbara J. Williams -- Mathematical ideas of the Incas / Marcia Ascher -- The mathematical notation of the ancient Maya / Michael P. Closs -- The zero in the Mayan numerical notation / A. Seidenberg -- In search of Mesoamerican geometry / Francine Vinette
Control code
14959578
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780292755314
Lccn
86050592
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)14959578

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