## The crest of the peacock: non-European roots of mathematicsExamines the early developments and uses of mathematics in such places as Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and India |

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### Contents

Alternative Perspectives | 1 |

Mathematics from Bones Strings and Standing Stones | 23 |

Egypt | 57 |

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The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics George Gheverghese Joseph Limited preview - 2010 |

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Ahmes Papyrus al-Khwarizmi algebra ancient approximation arithmetic Aryabhata astronomy Babylonian mathematics Bakhshali Manuscript base Bhaskaracharya Brahmagupta calculations calendar century chapter chih China Chinese mathematics Chiu Chang circle civilization coefficients column computation construction contains cord counting-rods cubic equations cultural decimal diagonal diameter digits discussed dynasty early Egypt Egyptian mathematics Europe evidence examined example formula geometric Given number gives Greek Hellenistic indeterminate equations Indian mathematics Indian numerals integers Ishango Jaina Kerala knots known later length magic squares mathematical traditions mathematicians Mesopotamia method modem multiplied notable notation number system obtained operations original period place-value polygon problems procedure pyramid Pythagorean theorem quantity quipu represented result rod numerals rule sexagesimal shang shih shown in Figure side sine solution solving square root Suan subtraction Sulbasutras Sutra symbols tablet texts Thabit Thabit ibn Qurra translation trigonometry unit fractions Vedic zero