The SAW project is mentioned by Mathématiques de la planète Terre 2013

The website Mathématiques de la planète Terre 2013, which publishes a daily post on scientific problems related to mathematics, mentions the SAW project in a post on construction works in Mesopotamia, by Cécile Michel. She reminds us that bricks being main construction material in Mesopotamia, it was useful to know how many bricks were needed to construct a building using different methods — hence many calculation problems and exercises using bricks as quantifying units for volumes. A session of the workshop Cultures of Computation and Quantification dedicated to quantifying with bricks, volume units, capacity units and weight units in Mesopotamia will take place on Friday 1 February 2013.

 


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