Kambei Mori

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Mōri.

Kambei Mori[1] or Mōri Kambei (毛利 勘兵衛?),[2] also known as Mōri Kambei Shigeyoshi[3] Mōri Shigeyoshi (毛利 重能?),[4] was a Japanese mathematician in the Edo period.[5]

Some 16th-century sources suggest that Mori studied in China, but such claims are inconclusive or rejected by historians.[6] What is known with certainty is that he started a school in Kyoto and he wrote several influential and widely discussed books which dealt with arithmetic and the use of the abacus.[7]

One of his students was Yoshida Mitsuyoshi the author of Jinkōki, which is the oldest extant Japanese mathematical text.[8]

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In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Kambei Mori, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses 2 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 5 library holdings.[9]

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