References for Shen Kua

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  1. N Sivin, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830904002.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/biography/Shen-Kuo

Books:

  1. J-C Martzloff, A history of Chinese mathematics (Berlin-Heidelberg, 1997).
  2. J-C Martzloff, Histoire des mathématiques chinoises (Paris, 1987).
  3. J Needham, Science and Civilisation in China (Cambridge, 1959).

Articles:

  1. J F Billeter, Florilège des Notes du Ruisseau (Mengqi bitan) de Shen Gua (1031 -1095), Études Asiatiques 47 (1993), 389 -451.
  2. J Brenier, et al., Shen Gua (1031 -1091) et les Sciences, Revue d'Histoire des Sciences et de Leurs Applications 42 (1989), 333 -351.
  3. L G Feng, On Shen Kuo's mathematical thinking (Chinese), Dongbei Shida Xuebao (3) (1987), 31-40.
  4. Fu Daiwie, A Contextual and Taxonomic Study of the 'Divine Marvels' and 'Strange Occurrences' in the Mengxi bitan, Chinese Science 11 (1993 -94), 3 -35.
  5. D Holzman, Shen Kua and his Meng-ch'i pi-t'an, T'oung Pao (Leiden) 46 (1958), 260 -292.
  6. M K Siu, Pyramid, pile, and sum of squares, Historia Math. 8 (1) (1981), 61-66.
  7. Q Z Yin, Kuo Shen's mathematical thinking and methodology (Chinese), J. Baoji College Arts Sci. Nat. Sci. (1) (1995), 72-77.

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