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Book Chapter: Transmission of Probability Theory into China at the End of the Nineteenth Century

TitleTransmission of Probability Theory into China at the End of the Nineteenth Century
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherBirkhäser
Citation
Transmission of Probability Theory into China at the End of the Nineteenth Century. In Rowe, DE & Horng, WS (Eds.), A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics: A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Danben, p. 395-416. Cham: Birkhäser, 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractIn spite of the occurrence of many uncertain events in human experience in different civilizations since antiquity, be it in the East or the West, a quantitative approach to probability was not developed until the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Western Europe. This peculiar “miss” is particularly notable in the history of Chinese mathematics, even though knowledge and skill in numerical calculation had long been well developed in ancient and medieval China.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/216015
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dc.contributor.authorSiu, MK-
dc.contributor.authorLih, KW-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T13:48:31Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T13:48:31Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationTransmission of Probability Theory into China at the End of the Nineteenth Century. In Rowe, DE & Horng, WS (Eds.), A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics: A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Danben, p. 395-416. Cham: Birkhäser, 2015-
dc.identifier.isbn9783319120294-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/216015-
dc.description.abstractIn spite of the occurrence of many uncertain events in human experience in different civilizations since antiquity, be it in the East or the West, a quantitative approach to probability was not developed until the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Western Europe. This peculiar “miss” is particularly notable in the history of Chinese mathematics, even though knowledge and skill in numerical calculation had long been well developed in ancient and medieval China.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBirkhäser-
dc.relation.ispartofA Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics: A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Danben-
dc.titleTransmission of Probability Theory into China at the End of the Nineteenth Century-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
dc.identifier.emailSiu, MK: mathsiu@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-12030-0_17-
dc.identifier.hkuros249495-
dc.identifier.spage395-
dc.identifier.epage416-
dc.publisher.placeCham-

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