Ahmes

A portion of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus

Ahmes (more accurately Ahmose) was an ancient Egyptian scribe who lived during the Second Intermediate Period and the beginning of the Eighteenth Dynasty (the first dynasty of the New Kingdom). He wrote the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, a work of Ancient Egyptian mathematics that dates to approximately 1650 BC; he is the earliest contributor to mathematics whose name is known.

References

External links

  • The Ahmes Papyrus
  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Ahmes", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews .
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