Sun Tzu (mathematician)

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This article is about the Wei/Jin mathematician. For the Wu military theorist, see Sun Tzu. For the Qi military theorist, see Sun Bin.
Sun Tzu's Mathematical Classic.

Sun Tzu or Sunzi (孫子, 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 known for his authorship of The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi, which contains the earliest known example of the Chinese remainder theorem.


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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