# Book:Sun Tzu/Sun Tzu Suan Ching

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## Sun Tzu:

## Sun Tzu: *Sun Tzu Suan Ching*

Published $\text {c. 280 -- 473}$

In English:

*Sun Tzu's Calculation Classic*

### Subject Matter

Counting with rods, and the Chinese Remainder Theorem

### Contents

- Chapter $1$: Measurement units of length, weight and capacity, and the rules of counting rods

- Chapter $2$: Operational rules for fractions with rod numerals: the reduction, addition, subtraction, and division of fractions, followed by mechanical algorithm for the extraction of the square root

- Chapter $3$: Chinese Remainder Theorem

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## Also known as

The name **Sun Tzu Suan Ching** can be variously transliterated, for example:

**Sun Tsu Suan Ching****Sunzi Suanjing****Sun Zi Suan Jing**

and so on.

It is translated variously as:

**The Mathematical Classic of Master Sun****Master Sun's Mathematical Manual**

and so on.

## Also see

## Cited by

- 1992: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Puzzles* - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Chinese remainder theorem** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Chinese remainder theorem**