Spread and development of Giacomo Rho’s Rabdology in China. (Chinese. English summary) Zbl 1174.01305

Summary: Rabdoligy (Computation with Napier’s rods) is a book about computation with west bones which translated in 1628 by Giacomo Rho. Spreading of calculation in China and its development made by Chinese mathematician in Qing Dynasty is analyzed.


01A25 History of Chinese mathematics
01A45 History of mathematics in the 17th century

Biographic References:

Rho, Giacomo