Chinese mathematician who is best known for an early treatment of Pascal's Triangle (also known as Yang Hui's Triangle), although acknowledging that it was given an earlier treatment by Chia Hsien in a work which is now lost.
- Born: c. 1238, Qiantang (now Hangzhou), Chekiang province, China
- Died: c. 1298, China
Theorems and Definitions
Definitions of concepts named for Yang Hui can be found here.
- 1261: Xiangjie Jiuzhang Suanfa ("Arithmetic in Nine Sections") (in which Yang Hui's Triangle appears)
- c. 1275: Xugu Zhaiqi Suanfa
- c. 1275: Suanfa Tongbian Benmo (算法通变本末)
Also known as
- Simplified Chinese: 杨辉
- Traditional Chinese: 楊輝
- Pinyin: Yáng Huī
- Courtesy name Qianguang (谦光)