Fleeting Footsteps: Tracing the Conception of Arithmetic & Algebra in Ancient China

Ylam, L; Ang, T S; Lam, Lay Yong

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Synopsis: This book provides considerable evidence to show that the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, in spite of its commonly accepted name, has its origins in the Chinese rod numeral system. This system was in use in China from antiquity till the 16th and 17th century. It was used by officials, astronomers, traders and others to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and other arithmetric operations, and also used by mathematicians to develop arithmetic and algebra.

About the Author: Lam Lay Yong is a retired professor of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore. Based on her extensive publications on the history of Chinese mathematics which include this book and A Critical Study of the Yang Hui Suan Fa, as well as numerous articles in international journals such as Historia Mathematica, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Isis and Archives Internationales D¹Histore des Sciences, she was awarded the Kenneth O. May Medal by the International Commission on the History of Mathematics.

Ang Tian Se was Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia, and Head of Chinese Studies at Edith Cowan University, Australia. He is now Professor of Chinese Studies at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia.

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