Site en français

Comparative study of the ancient mathematical texts (India, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China) with regard to their content, their form and their relation with ritual.

Units : SOCIAMM : History, Arts and Cultures of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Societies | ULB711

Description :

Study and traduction of the Shulbastra (Indian texts devoted to the construction of the vedic altars having an important
mathematical content) with the help of their manuscript commentaries (Venkateshvara, Dvarakanatha) and edition. Comparative study of the
Greek mathematical knowledge (up to the time of Plato), especially as to their relation with the ritual (duplication of the cube,
geometry of areas). Geometry in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China. 

List of lessors :

  • Fonds propres (patrimoine)