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Japanese Mathematics in the Edo Period 1600-1868 : A Study of the Works of Seki Takakazu? ?-1708 and Takebe Katahiro 1664-1739 (Hardcover)

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The book presents the main features of the Wasan tradition, which is the indigenous mathematics that developed in Japan during the Edo period. (1600-1868). It begins with a description of the first mathematical textbooks published in the 17th century, then shifts to the work of the two leading mathematicians of this tradition, Seki Takakazu and Takebe Katahiro. The book provides substantial information on the historical and intellectual context, the role played by the Chinese mathematical treatises introduced at the late 16th century, and an analysis of Seki ''s and Takebe ''s contribution to the development of algebra and calculus in Japan.


Publisher Birkhauser
Mfg Part# 9783764387440
SKU 208040806
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 3764387440
Release Date 4/1/2010
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