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Topic: Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an
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Joe Niederberger

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Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 12:43 PM
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>The Chinese media people spoon fed Nature with a graphic of a misleading multiplication table with zeros and called it a 'translation' rather than a modern day interpretation.

I'll have to consult with some Chinese friends when I get a chance, but on the face of it "translation" would seem to be a fairly innocent word.

Are you specifically objecting to the numbers like 30, 40, etc. or the decimal point numbers like 0.5 (which are in the article text but not the table), or both? It does seem a bit fishy to say 0.5 versus a slightly more natural 1/2 (and then the article and illustration would agree to boot.)

Cheers,
Joe N


Date Subject Author
1/16/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an
apology!
Jonathan Crabtree
1/17/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Robert Hansen
1/17/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Jonathan Crabtree
1/17/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
kirby urner
1/20/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/20/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
kirby urner
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
kirby urner
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Jonathan Crabtree
1/22/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/22/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Robert Hansen
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
GS Chandy
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/25/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
GS Chandy
1/18/14
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