The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art

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' a rich compilation of attractive problems telling wonderful fairy tales full of imaginative and delightful connections' Zentralbaltt MathematikThe Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art is a classic text: the most important mathematical source in China during the past 2000 years, and comparable in significance to Euclid's Elements in the West. This volume contains the first complete English translation of the Nine Chapters, together with two commentaries written in the 3rd century (by Liu Hui) and 7th century AD, and a further commentary by the translators.The first nine Problems of this Chapter discuss solutions by this algorithm in detail. ... The problems again advance from basic direct proportions to proportions involving addition and subtraction, from direct proportion to inverse proportion, fromanbsp;...


Title:The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
Author: Kangshen Shen, John N. Crossley, Anthony Wah-Cheung Lun, Hui Liu
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 1999
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