Japanese Temple Geometry: A Digital Sangaku About a Regular Pentagon and the Golden Ratio

6 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2016

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Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Polytechnic University of Turin

Mauro Maria Baldi

Polytechnic University of Turin

Date Written: September 8, 2016

Abstract

Sangaku are wooden tablets depicting geometric or mathematical problems. They are objects typical of the Edo period. Since these tables were exposed in the temples, the related geometry is known as the Japanese Temple Geometry. Here we illustrate a digital approach to Sangaku. The specific problem we are discussing in the construction of a regular pentagon.

Keywords: Japanese arts, Japanese Temple Geometry, Ethnomathematics

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina and Baldi, Mauro Maria, Japanese Temple Geometry: A Digital Sangaku About a Regular Pentagon and the Golden Ratio (September 8, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2836615 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2836615

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

Mauro Maria Baldi

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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