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Sacred Mathematics

Japanese Temple Geometry

Sacred Mathematics( )
Author: Hidetoshi, Fukagawa
Rothman, Tony
Foreword by: Dyson, Freeman
Publication Date:Jul 2008
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $159.00
Book Description:

Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries Japan was totally isolated from the West by imperial decree. During that time, a unique brand of homegrown mathematics flourished, one that was completely uninfluenced by developments in Western mathematics. People from all walks of life--samurai, farmers, and merchants--inscribed a wide variety of geometry problems on wooden tablets called sangaku and hung them in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines throughout Japan. Sacred...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / History & Philosophy
Mathematics / Geometry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):21.1 x 26.1 x 2.995 cm
Book Weight:1.278 Kilograms

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