Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Volume 3 (2015)

Number 1

On Mathematical Symbols in China

Pages: 81 – 85

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/ICCM.2015.v3.n1.a10

Authors

Fang Li (Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China)

Yong Zhang (Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China)

Abstract

When studying the history of mathematical symbols, one finds that the development of mathematical symbols in China is a significant piece of Chinese history; however, between the beginning of mathematics and modern day mathematics in China, there exists a long blank period. Let us focus on the development of Chinese mathematical symbols, and find out the significance of their origin, evolution, rise and fall within Chinese mathematics.

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