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Journal for History of Mathematics
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Volume 18, Issue 4 - Nov 2005
Volume 18, Issue 3 - Aug 2005
Volume 18, Issue 2 - May 2005
Volume 18, Issue 1 - Feb 2005
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History of Indeterminate Equations
Hong, Young-Hee ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 1~24
Although indeterminate equations were dealt in Jiu zhang suan shu and then in Sun zi suan fing and Zhang Giu Jian suan Jing in China, they did not get any substantial development until Qin Jiu Shao introduced da yan shu in his great book Shu shu jiu zhang which solves goneral systems of linear congruences. We first investigate his da yan shu and then study the history of indeterminate equations in Chosun Dynasty. Further, we compare Qin's da yan shu with that in San Hak Jung Eui written by Chosun mathematician Nam Byung Gil.
Right Triangles in Traditional Mathematics of China and Korea
Her Min ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 25~38
We briefly survey the history of Chinese mathematics which concerns the resolution of right triangles. And we analyse the problems Yucigugosulyodohae(劉氏勾股述要圖解) which is the mathematical book of Chosun Dynasty and contains the 224 problems about right triangles only. Among them, 210 problems are for resolution of right triangles. We also present the methods for generating the Pythagorean triples and constructing polynomial equations in Yucigugosulyodohae which are needed for resolving right triangles.
History of Fan Ji and Yi Ji
Hong, Sung-Sa ; Hong, Young-Hee ; Chang, Hye-Won ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 39~54
In Chinese Mathematics, Jia Xian(要憲) introduced Zeng cheng kai fang fa(增乘開方法) to get approximations of solutions of Polynomial equations which is a generalization of square roots and cube roots in Jiu zhang suan shu. The synthetic divisions in Zeng cheng kai fang fa give ise to two concepts of Fan il(飜積) and Yi il(益積) which were extensively used in Chosun Dynasty Mathematics. We first study their history in China and Chosun Dynasty and then investigate the historical fact that Chosun mathematicians Nam Byung Gil(南秉吉) and Lee Sang Hyuk(李尙爀) obtained the sufficient conditions for Fan il and Yi il for quadratic equations and proved them in the middle of 19th century.
The Meaning of the Definition of the Real Number by the Decimal Fractions
Byun Hee-Hyun ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 55~66
In our school mathmatics, the irrational numbers and the real numbers are defined and instructed on the basis of decimal fractions. In relation to this fact, we identified the essences of the real number and the irrational number defined by the decimal fractions through the historical analysis. It is revealed that the formation of real numbers means the numerical measurements of all magnitudes and the formation of irrational numbers means the numerical measurements of incommensurable magnitudes. Finally, we suggest instructional plan for the meaninful understanding of the real number concept.
Leibniz's concept of infinite and infinitely small and arithmetic of infinite
Lee, Jin-Ho ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 67~78
In this paper we deals with Leibniz's definition of infinite and infinitely small quantities, infinite quantities and theory of quantified indivisibles in comparison with Galileo's concept of indivisibles. Leibniz developed 'method of indivisible' in order to introduce the integrability of continuous functions. also we deals with this demonstration, with Leibniz's rules of arithmetic of infinitely small and infinite quantities.
Bourbaki and the HistorT of Mathematics
Lee Seung On ; Kim Tae-Soo ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 79~90
Before the First World War, French mathematicians were leading mathematical community in the world but after the war, there was a vacuum compared with Germany and England. So it was necessary to make everything new in France. Young mathematicians from Ecole Normale Superieur came together to form the Bourbaki group. Bourbaki advanced the view that mathematics is a science dealing with structures, and that it attains its results through a systematic application of the modern axiomatic method. French culture movements, especially structuralism and potential literature, including the Bourbakist endeavor, emerged together, each strengthening the public appeal of the others through constant interaction. In this paper, we investigate Bourbaki's role and their achievements in the twentieth century mathematics, and the decline of Bourbaki.
On the Teaching of Algebra through Historico -Genetic Analysis
Kim, Sung-Joon ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 91~106
History of mathematics must be analysed to discuss mathematical reality and thinking. Analysis of history of mathematics is the method of understanding mathematical activity, by these analysis can we know how historically mathematician' activity progress and mathematical concepts develop. In this respects, we investigate teaching algebra through historico-genetic analysis and propose historico-genetic analysis as alternative method to improve of teaching school algebra. First the necessity of historico-genetic analysis is discussed, and we think of epistemological obstacles through these analysis. Next we focus two concepts i.e. letters(unknowns) and negative numbers which is dealt with school algebra. To apply historico-genetic analysis to school algebra, some historical texts relating to letters and negative numbers is analysed, and mathematics educational discussions is followed with experimental researches.
Linear Approximate Henstock Integral Equations
Rim, Dong-Il ; Lim, Bok-Young ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 18, issue 3, 2005, Pages 107~117
In this paper, we introduce linear approximate Henstock integral equations that is slightly different from linear Henstock integral equations, and we also offer an example which shows that some integral equation has a solution in the sense of the approximate Henstock integral but does not have any solutions in the sense of the Henstock integral. Furthermore, we investigate the existence and uniqueness of solution of the approximate Henstock integral equation.