Computability in Europe 2008
Logic and Theory of Algorithms
Special Session Talk:
With Starting point in Donald Knuth's paper "Ancient Babylonian Algorithms", and using the algebraic reading of pre-Modern mathematical texts as a parallel, the paper discusses the relevance of the algorithm concept, on one hand as an analytical tool for the understanding and comparison of mathematical procedures, on the other as a possible key to how pre-Modern reckoners THOUGHT their mathematics and to how they thought ABOUT it.
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