Notes on Complete Book of Mathematics Vol. 4: Three Essentials
The Complete Book of Mathematics is the most comprehensive treatise of mathematics in the Edo Period of Japan. The 20 volume book is about 900 sheets or 1800 pages long. Seki Takakazu (1642?–1708), Takebe Kataakira (1661–1721) and Takebe Katahiro (1664–1739) spent 28 years (1683–1711) in writing it. Unfortunately, the Book has never been published as a whole. We reproduce here Volume 4 Three Essentials, which is a rare exposition of mathematical philosophy during the Edo period.
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