When we talk about chinese and and the so called-- zhong wern, we gotta to know the ancient history from where,who, and what contributions did every chinese philosophers had made and contributed before that lead to the things and theory that we learned now .
Let us discuss something more beneficial about the chinese maths and medicines, the origin of certain maths theory and the the originality of certain cultures and medicines that have passed on till today.
The earliest chinese text is undeniably the suan shu shu
written on bamboo stick. Zhou bi suan jing
is a text on astronomy ans it conveys to us the way to calculate the positions of heavenly bodies using shadow gauges. I will leave it to u guys to explain what is actually a shadow gauge.
Do you guys know who is the one that produced the first calander? haha..it is this famous mathematicians named LuoXia Hong.
we have talked about the earliest chinese maths text which is suan shu shu, how about the one which is the most famous? well, it is after all the jiu zhang suan shu
, commonly know as the Nine Chapters on mathematical text.U know whu chinese like to use the number nine? haha..i think most are very sure about it.
let me show to u that there are many mathematical text which has sth to do with the no 9. Examples are Shushu Jiu(9) zhang
by Qin jiushao
...This text contains Heron formula
to calculate the area of triangle and the Ruffinin Horner
method which help to solve an eqn to a degree of ten .
Yang Hui too wrote Xiangjie jiu(9) zhang suanfa(detailed analysis on the 9 chapters on mathematical rules in the Nine chapters.
talking about yang hui, the pascal triangle is known as yang hui triangle, which is believed to be invent by yang hui.
alright, till that i brief about the chinese mathematics and the origins as well, hope to receive more comments posted in this thread.