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The Japanese abacus : its use and theory

Author: Takeshi Kojima
Publisher: Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle Co., ©1954.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though the Japanese Abacus may appear mysterious or even primitive to those raised in the age of pocket calculators and desktop computers, this intriguing tool is capable of amazing speed and accuracy. It is still widely used throughout the shops and markets of Asia, and its popularity shows no sign of decline. Here for the first time in English is a complete explanation of how to use the abacus. With a single  Read more...
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Kojima, Takeshi, 1936-
Japanese abacus.
Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle Co., ©1954
(OCoLC)15471361
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Takeshi Kojima
ISBN: 9781462903849 1462903843
OCLC Number: 609556047
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (102 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword; Author's Foreword; I. Abacus versus Electric Calculator; II. Brief History of the Abacus; III. Basic Principles of Calculation; IV. Addition and Subtraction; V. Multiplication; VI. Division; VII. Decimals; VIII. Mental Calculation; Exercises.
Responsibility: by Takashi Kojima.

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Though the Japanese Abacus may appear mysterious or even primitive to those raised in the age of pocket calculators and desktop computers, this intriguing tool is capable of amazing speed and accuracy. It is still widely used throughout the shops and markets of Asia, and its popularity shows no sign of decline. Here for the first time in English is a complete explanation of how to use the abacus. With a single reading of this concise, informative text, you will learn not only the basic principles of the abacus, but also how to use this timeless calculating device to quickly solve arithmet.

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