Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry

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Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry - Fukagawa, Hidetoshi, and Rothman, Tony, and Dyson, Freeman (Foreword by)

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 ...

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