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Sangaku, Japanese Temple Geometry

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Visit this site: http://www.physics.princeton.edu/~trothman/sangaku.html

Author:Tony Rothman, Princeton University
Description: For centuries in Buddhist and Shinto shrines, Japanese have hung wooden tablets containing mathematical problems. Read PDF or PS downloads of a tutorial on the inversion method for solving Sangaku, or of the article "Japanese Temple Geometry," which first appeared in the May 1998 issue of Scientific American.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Religion

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