Mayan Mathematics

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  • Aug 19 2010 12:24 AM

    John Garrett

     

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This article, from the Illuminations-reviewed History of Mathematics Archive, discusses the mathematical knowledge of the Mayan people, including astronomy, the Mayan calendar, and their base 20 number system. Other information covered includes the role of 16th-century exploration in spreading Mayan knowledge, the Dresden codex, Mayan numerals, the Caracol building in Chichén Itza, and more.

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