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Mathematical Treasures - Adam Riese's Rechenbuch

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz

 

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This is a page from the Rechenbuch of Adam Riese (1492 - 1559), one of the greatest reckoning masters of the 16th century.  The complete title of the book is Rechnung nach der lenge/auff den Linien und Feder.  This page (78) deals with the gauging of barrels, that is, with measuring the contents of the barrel.

 

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This  page from the Rechenbuch (p. 6) has a table showing numbers both in German words, in Roman numerals, and in the Hindu-Arabic numerals.

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