Sun Tzu (mathematician)

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Sun Tzu's Mathematical Classic.

Sun Tzu or Sunzi (孙子, Sūnzǐ, lit. "Master Sun") was a Chinese mathematician who lived some time between the 3rd and the 5th century during the Wei or Jin dynasty. Interested in astronomy and trying to develop a calendar, he investigated Diophantine equations. He is only known for his authorship of The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi, which contains the earliest known example of the Chinese remainder theorem.

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English translation of Sūn Zĭ Suàn Jīng:

  • Fleeting Footsteps, by Lam Lay Yong and Ang Tian Se, Part Two. World Scientific Publishing Company; June 2004 ISBN 981-238-696-3

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