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The Babylonians invented trigonomtry over 1,000 years before the Greeks

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The Babylonians invented trigonomtry over 1,000 years before the Greeks

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/24/3700-year-old-babylonian-tablet-rewrites-history-maths...

A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.

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Re: The Babylonians invented trigonomtry over 1,000 years before the Greeks

to the base 60 with no zero? cannot work that one out.

 

Background here with several subsequent videos

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBW_BAGa2Yk

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Re: The Babylonians invented trigonomtry over 1,000 years before the Greeks

They had tablets back then? Working with base 60?I ssuppose we'll be told they had 20,000 bit processors next lol

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