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"The area of a circle" tablet

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This is a student’s mathematical exercise tablet showing work for determining the area of a circle. It comes from the old Baylonian period. Collection label reads “The formula used is A = c² / 4π. The value of π used is 3, an approximation familiar from other texts including the Bible.”

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The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), established by a transformational gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin (Yale College ’78), is dedicated to advancing the sustainable care, study, and use of the world’s cultural heritage through multidisciplinary research, innovation in technology and conservation practice, education, and advocacy. At the crossroads of technology, the Institute is home to state-of-the-art conservation studios, research laboratories, and a digital heritage program. Led by Senior Director Mary Miller, IPCH develops cutting-edge research and teaching in a multidisciplinary setting as well engaging with Yale’s collections and academic programs.

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