Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La Trigonometria en els inicis de la matemàtica xinesa : algunes idees per treballar a l'aula

M. Fàtima Romero Vallhonesta, Carles Puig-Pla, Maria Rosa Massa i Esteve, Iolanda Guevara i Casanova


The Nine Chapters is the most important old Chinese mathematical text. It
contains a chapter devoted to solving problems of triangles (chapter 9). The analysis
of the method for solving problemsusing the «base and height procedure» or «Gougu
» procedure together with the comprehension of later contributions of commentators
led us to use old Chinese conceptions for training the XXI century students.

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