# Ancient Babylonian algorithms

@article{Knuth1972AncientBA, title={Ancient Babylonian algorithms}, author={Donald Ervin Knuth}, journal={Commun. ACM}, year={1972}, volume={15}, pages={671-677} }

The early origins of mathematics are discussed, emphasizing those aspects which seem to be of greatest interest from the standpoint of computer science. A number of old Babylonian tablets, many of which have never before been translated into English, are quoted.

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