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Mathematical Treasures - Adam Riese's Rechenbuch

Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz




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.




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.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz, "Mathematical Treasures - Adam Riese's Rechenbuch," Convergence (January 2011)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University