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Science and technology in Chinese civilization

Author: Cheng-Yih Chen; Roger Cliff; Kuei-Mei Chen
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, ©1987.
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Science and technology in Chinese civilization
(DLC) 87006253
(OCoLC)15628941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheng-Yih Chen; Roger Cliff; Kuei-Mei Chen
ISBN: 9789814542258 9814542253
OCLC Number: 898070875
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""Perface""; ""A Comparative Study of Early Chinese And Greek Work On The Concept Of Limit""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Early greek work on the principle of infinite divisibility""; ""III. Early Chinese work on the principle of infinite divisibility""; ""IV Early work on the application of the concept of limit ""; ""A. Application to irrational numbers""; ""B. Applications to problems in geometry""; ""References""; ""Mathematical Formmalism In Ancient China""; ""I. Descriptions Based on Definitions""; ""II. Proofs based on axioms""; ""III Proofs using limits"" ""IV. Mathematics in the Song-Yuan period""""V. The interoduction of the Greek axiomatic system in China""; ""Research On Tsu Chung-Chih's Approximate Method For ""; ""I. The Method of Exhaustion""; ""Wang Lai's Resarch On Number Systems Of Variables Base""; ""Boa Qi-shou and his polyhedral Hun Yuan Tu ""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Bao Qi-Shou and his Work""; ""III Zen Bu Suan-Fa Hun Yuan Tu""; ""IV The Group of Cubes""; ""V. The Group of Tetrahedra""; ""VI The Group of Octahedra""; ""VII The Group of Icosahedra""; ""VIII. The Group of Dodeahedra"" ""IX. The Group of Icasidodecahdra""""X. Concluding Remarks""; ""References""; ""A Study Of The Mathematical Works Li Shan-Lan Zhao-Hua Li""; ""I. The Duo-ji Bi-lei""; ""A. Description of content""; ""B. Derivation of Li's summation formlas""; ""II The Fang-Yuan Shan-You""; ""A. Description of content""; ""B. Exposition of Lis method""; ""C. The relationship between the curved surface pyramid and pilling problems""; ""Reference""; ""The Application of Historic Astronomical Records To Astrophyiscal problems""; ""I Stellar Evolution""; ""II. Solar Activity"" ""III. The Gravitational Contant G""""References""; ""Optics In China Based On Three Ancient Books""; ""I. The Mo Jing""; ""II. The Meng-Qi Bi-Tan""; ""III. The Ge Xiang Xin Shu""; ""References""; ""The Generation Of Cheromatic Scales In The Chinese Bronze Set-Bells Of The -5th Centrury""; ""I. Introduction ""; ""II. Acoustic Analysis of the Niu Chung""; ""A. Frequencies and modes of vibration""; ""B. Intervallic structure""; ""III. Motheds for the generation of tonal systems""; ""A. Pentatonic scales and the up-and-down principle""; ""B. The Teseng chromatic generation mechanism"" ""C. Comparison with the Chou chroimatic generation mechanism""""IV. Concluding Remarks""; ""Acknowledgemtns""; ""References""; ""New Source Materials For Meteorological Instruments In Ancient China""; ""I. The Wind Gauage""; ""II. Rain Gauges and Evaporators""; ""References""; ""Some Remarks On The Chinese Historical Earthquake Records""; ""I. The Role of Local Historical Documents""; ""II. The Development of Seismology in the Han Dynasty""; ""III. Records of Unsual Phenomena Associated with Earthquakes""; ""IV. Relief and Prevention of Earthquake Disasters""
Responsibility: edited by Cheng-Yih Chen ; with assistant editors Roger Cliff, Kuei-Mei Chen.
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