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- DescriptionPresents excerpts from the travel diary of a Japanese mathematician, Yamaguchi Kanzan, who journeyed on foot throughout Japan to collect temple geometry problems. This book explains the sacred and devotional aspects of sangaku, and reveals how Japanese folk mathematicians discovered many theorems independently of mathematicians in the West.
- Author BiographyFukagawa Hidetoshi is a retired high-school teacher in Japan, and one of the world's experts on sangaku. He is the coauthor of Japanese Temple Geometry Problems. Tony Rothman is a theoretical cosmologist who lectures in physics at Princeton University. His books include Everything's Relative and Other Fables from Science and Technology.
- PrizesWinner of Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics 2008 (United States).
- Author(s)Fukagawa Hidetoshi,Tony Rothman
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication16/05/2008
- GenreScience: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note16 color illus. 150 line illus.
- Weight1219 g
- Width203 mm
- Height254 mm
- Foreword byFreeman Dyson
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