Mathematician:Chia Hsien

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Mathematician

Chia Hsien or Jia Xian (贾宪) was a Chinese mathematician best known for discussing Pascal's Triangle about 500 years before Pascal.


Nationality

Chinese


History

  • Born: c. 1010, China
  • Died: c. 1070, China


Theorems and Definitions


Writings

  • Huangdi Jiuzhang Suanjing Xicao (The Yellow Emperor's detailed solutions to the Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art)
  • Suanfa Xuegu Ji (A collection of ancient mathematical rules)

Both are now lost, but the first is referred to extensively in Yang Hui's Xiangjie Jiuzhang Suanfa.


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