Mathematics of the Incas

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  • Aug 25 2010 10:57 PM

    John Garrett

     

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This article, from the Illuminations-reviewed History of Mathematics
Archive, discusses the mathematical achievements of the Inca, who reached highly advanced states without ever developing written records. Information covered includes the Inca quipu, Incan record keeping methods, and the Incas' method of calculation.

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