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Wasan : the fascination of traditional Japanese mathematics

Author :  Sakurai Susumu

Product Details

  • Country Japan
  • Publisher Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, Japan
  • ISBN9784866580173
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2018
  • Bib. Info178p ; 20cm
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Wasan - a unique form of Japanese mathematics - was developed during the Edo period (1603-1868), a time when the entire country was isolated from the rest of the world. Mathematics was enjoyed as a form of entertainment by adults and children alike and by people of all social classes. Jinkoki, an extraordinary mathematics textbook, was used at private elementary schools called terakoya and became a bestseller that could be found in every household. Furthermore, world-class works were produced by Japanese mathematicians such as Seki Takakazu and Takebe Katahiro. This book explores the beauty and fascination surrounding wasan by providing a guided tour that goes back in time over three hundred years and navigates through the mysterious and incredible world of mathematical wizardry found during the Edo period in Japan

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