On the Alternative Algorithm of the 7th Problem in the Sea Island Mathematical Canon

  • Hideki Kawahara
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 39)


The alternative algorithm of the 7th problem in Liu Hui’s Sea Island Mathematical Canon is mathematically incorrect. In this short note we try to restore it, based on a characteristic of mathematical formulas by Liu Hui.


Mathematical Formula Arithmetical Progression Double Difference Alternative Algorithm Mathematical Sign 
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© Springer Japan 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Humanities and SociologyThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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