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Author Swetz, Frank J., 1937-
Title The sea island mathematical manual : surveying and mathematics in ancient China / Frank J. Swetz.
Imprint University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1992]
©1992

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA527.C6 S94 1992    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA527.C6 S94 1992    AVAILABLE  
Subject Surveying -- China -- History.
Mathematics, Chinese -- History.
Alt Name Liu, Hui, active 3rd century-4th century. Hai dao suan jing. English. 1992.
Description xi, 73 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note An annotated translation and discussion of Liu Hui's Haidao Suanjing (Sea island mathematical manual), written in 263 A.D.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [67]-70) and index.
ISBN 0271007958 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 23584159
Table of Contents
1Perspectives1
  The Importance of Surveying to the Chinese Empire 
  Surveying Tools of the Ancient Chinese 
  The Haidao Suanjing and Its Tradition in Chinese Surveying Literature 
  Liu Hui, His Work, and His Times 
2The Haidao Suanjing17
  Research on the Haidao 
  The Problems of the Haidao Suanjing 
3Analysis and Discussion of the Haidao's Contents27
  The Haidao as an Extension of the Jiuzhang 
  A Surveying Thesis? 
  The Origins and Concept of the Chong Cha Procedure 
  Mathematical Significance and Controversies 
  The Methodology Behind Liu's Proofs 
  Verification of the Sea Island Manual Formulas 
4Conclusions57
  A Mathematical Testimony 
  Chinese Surveying Accomplishments: A Comparative Retrospection 
 Glossary65
 References67
 Index71