A History of Japanese Mathematics

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Courier Corporation, Mar 21, 2013 - Mathematics - 304 pages
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One of the first books to show Westerners the nature of Japanese mathematics, this survey highlights the leading features in the development of the wasan, the Japanese system of mathematics. Topics include the use of the soroban, or abacus; the application of sangi, or counting rods, to algebra; the discoveries of the 17th-century sage Seki Kowa; the yenri, or circle principle; the work of 18th-century geometer Ajima Chokuyen; and Wada Nei's contributions to the understanding of hypotrochoids. Unabridged republication of the classic 1914 edition. 74 figures. Index.

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David E. Smith, MD is the founder and current President and Medical Director of Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics. He is also current Medical Director of the State of California Alcohol and Drug Programs as well as for the Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research. Dr. Smith is a past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Alcohol MD.com
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