The world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet

It's long been accepted that the ancient Greeks were responsible for developing the mathematical concept of trigonometry, but a new discovery indicates they weren't the first to figure it out after all. Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shed light on the purpose of a mysterious clay tablet containing a trigonometric table created by the Babylonians a full 1,000 years earlier than Pythagoras – and it's more accurate than our techniques today... Continue Reading Archeologists decipher ancient Babylonian trigonometry tablet Category: Science Tags: Archeology Mathematics University of New South Wales Related Articles: Curta calculator: The mechanical marvel born in a Nazi death camp Cognitive Tutor 2006 Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II mathematics curricula Zaha Hadid's new gallery highlights importance of math

The world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet

The Babylonians had a sophisticated understanding of geometry more than 1000 years before Pythagoras and Euclid.

Sun 27 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Archeologists decipher ancient Babylonian trigonometry tablet

It's long been accepted that the ancient Greeks were responsible for developing the mathematical concept of trigonometry, but a new discovery indicates they weren't the first to figure ...

Fri 25 Aug 17 from Gizmag

Can This Ancient Babylonian Tablet Improve Modern Math?

Thu 24 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ...

Thu 24 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Ancient tablet reveals Babylonians discovered trigonometry

The Middle Eastern civilization created a trig table 1,000 years before the Greeks.

Fri 25 Aug 17 from Arstechnica

Ancient 3700-year-old Babylonian tablet may be earliest evidence of trigonometry

It shows Babylonians knew about Pythagorean theorem centuries before Pythagoras was even alive!

Fri 25 Aug 17 from ZME Science

Ancient Tablet May Show Earliest Use of This Advanced Math

Thu 24 Aug 17 from National Geographic

Sine o' the Times: Babylonian Tablet Holds Oldest Evidence of Trigonometry

Scientists recently decoded a clay tablet from ancient Babylonia that dates to 3,700 years ago, finding that it contains the oldest trigonometric table in the world.

Thu 24 Aug 17 from Livescience

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