## Fleeting Footsteps: Tracing the Conception of Arithmetic and Algebra in Ancient China (Google eBook)The HinduArabic numeral system (1, 2, 3, ...) is one of mankind'sgreatest achievements and one of its most commonly usedinventions. How did it originate? Those who have written about thenumeral system have hypothesized that it originated in India; however, there is little evidence to support this claim. This book provides considerable evidence to show that theHinduArabic numeral system, despite its commonly accepted name, has its origins in the Chinese rod numeral system. This system waswidely used in China from antiquity till the 16th century. It was usedby officials, astronomers, traders and o. |

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### Contents

Ancient Chinese Mathematics and Its Influence on World Mathematics | 1 |

PART ONE | 23 |

PART TWO | 187 |

Table of Reference for Problems of Sun Zi Suanjing | 225 |

Chronology of Dynasties | 227 |

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Supplementary Bibliography for Books in Chinese | 235 |

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