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  Chinese abacus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chinese abacus is typically around 20 cm (8 inches) tall and it comes in various widths depending on the application.
The similarity of the Roman abacus to the Chinese one suggests that the former could have inspired the latter.
Abacus arithmetic was still being taught in school in Hong Kong as recently as the late 1960s, and in Republic of China into the 1990s.
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 Abacus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The origins of the abacus are disputed, as many different cultures have been known to have used similar tools.
The suanpan (Simplified Chinese: 算盘; Traditional Chinese: 算盤; Pinyin: suànpán) of the Chinese is similar to the Roman abacus in principle, though has a different construction, and it was designed to do both decimal and hexadecimal arithmetics.
The Russian abacus is still in common use today in shops and markets throughout the former Soviet Union, although it is no longer taught in most schools.
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 Abacus
An abacus is a counting frame, typically wooden with balls sliding on wires.
The suanpan (算盤 or 筭盤 suan4 pan2) of the Chinese closely resembles the Roman abacus in its construction and use.
The Chinese abacus is usually around eight inches tall and it comes in various width depending on application, it usually has more than seven rods.
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 System Source - Computer Museum
Invented by the Chinese, the first record of the abacus was from a sketch of one in a book from the Yuan Dynasty (14th Century).
It's inventor is unknown, but the abacus is often referred to as the "first computer" because it was used as a mathematical model for early electronic computers.
The abacus can be used to add, subtract, multiply, and divide as well as work with sophisticated mathematical problems such as fractions and square roots.
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 Abacus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An abacus is a calculator used first by the Chinese since about 500 BC, for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as fractions and square root.
The Japanese abacus (soroban) has only 1 bead in the upper and 4 beads in the lower deck (they changed from the 2/5 to the 1/5 style in 1850 AD and then to the 1/4 style about 1930 AD).
Contests have been held between users of the Japanese abacus and an electric calculator.For addition and subtraction the abacus user was much faster than the calculator user, but for multiplication and division the advantage of the abacus was less decisively demonstrated.
www.smm.org /boghopper/Abacus.html   (452 words)

  
 Amateur Woodworker: Chinese-style abacus lamp
While you may not have any abaci yourself, the lamp is still easy to complete by either buying the abacus (often available in your local Chinatown) or by making your own (see the end of the project for more details).
Begin the project by cutting the four pillars to the correct length (12 1/4") and then rout out a groove that is 1" wide and 3/8" deep into one of the 1 1/2" sides of each pillar.
This side will be the one that fits against the abacus and allows the abacus to be slid in and out as required (a necessity as the abaci used in this project were family heirlooms).
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 Soroban Abacus.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
So a new term for abacus, “soroban” need to be created in order to distinguish it from “sanban.” The Chinese character for “san” can be used in different ways “sor” or “soun,” so “soro ban” was derived from “san ban.” Surprisingly, 58 different phonetic equivalents for “soroban “have been found.
Abacus or abaci (plural of abacus) is a kind of calculator called “soroban” in Japan and “swanpan” in China.
As a math tool, abacus has been continuously used by the blind in Japan since the first school for the blind was established late in the nineteenth century.
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 Wikinfo | Abacus
The Chinese abacus is usually around 20 cm (8 inches) tall and it comes in various width depending on application.
In a sense, the abacus works as a 5-2-5-2 based number system in which carries and shiftings are similar to the decimal number system.
As recently as the late 1960s, abacus arithmetic was still being taught in school, as in Hong Kong; and into the 1990s in Taiwan.
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 abacus
An abacus is a device used for addition and subtraction, and the related operations of multiplication and division.
The origins of the Abacus are buried deep in the history of mankind.
The abacus in Europe was in use until the 18th century and is still in use in the Orient.
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 The Abacus
The abacus is a calculator whose earliest known use is circa 500 B.C. by the Chinese civilization.
The frame of the abacus has a series of vertical rods (at one time perhaps made of bamboo) on which a number of wooden beads are allowed to slide freely.
Calculations are performed by placing the abacus flat on a table or one's lap and manipulating the beads with the fingers of one hand.
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 A Short History of the Abacus
The abacus was a great invention in ancient China and has been called by some Western writers "the earliest calculating machine in the world." The abacus has a long history behind it.
The Russian abacus is similar in form to the Chinese or Japanese abacus, and was probably brought to Russia from China.
Simple mathematical calculations on either the abacus or the counting table are pretty much the same as pen and paper sums, but instead of using abstract representations of the quantity, you use counters or beads to represent a quantity, and position to represent value.
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 More on Abacus
The suanpan (算盤 or 筭盤 Pinyin: suànpán) of the Chinese is similar to the Roman abacus in principle, though has a different construction.
The Japanese eliminated (first) one bead from the upper deck and (later) another bead from lower deck in each column of the Chinese abacus, the Japanese eliminated the use of Quichu (Chinese division table).
The Russian abacus, the schoty or sjotty, usually has a single slanted deck, with ten beads on each wire (except one wire which has four, and acts as a separator or for fractions).
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 The Abacus: A Brief History
Both the abacus and the counting board are mechanical aids used for counting; they are not calculators in the sense we use the word today.
On each rod, this classic Chinese abacus has 2 beads on the upper deck and 5 on the lower deck; such an abacus is also referred to as a 2/5 abacus.
It is thought that early Christians brought the abacus to the East (note that both the suan-pan and the Roman hand-abacus have a vertical orientation).
www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080 /~elf/abacus/history.html   (1262 words)

  
 Chinese Culture - Abacus calculation
Use of the abacus in the Western world ceased many years ago but it is still in extensive use in Hong Kong and China.
A Abacus (Suen Poon) consists of a wooden frame with 13 sticks (some may have less) stretched vertically between the top and bottom, a wooden bar runs horizontally in the frame, two third of the way up the sticks.
The Abacus (Suen Poon) is still in use and its distinctive noise can be heard in many small businesses and restaurants in Hong Kong and China.
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 Abacus History - Invention of the Abacus
The next logical step was to produce the first "personal calculator"—the abacus—which used the same concepts of one set of objects standing in for objects in another set, but also the concept of a single object standing for a collection of objects—positional notation.
This fine wood abacus is 12" x 6", with (13) sets of (5) balls and (13) sets of (2).
The abacus is the first true precursor to the adding machines and computers which would follow.
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 Chinese Abacus (M)-Chinese Abacus, Suan Pan, can be used to ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, and DIVIDE.
A abacus is typically made of good quality, well-seasoned wood and comes in varying sizes.
On each rod, this classic Chinese abacus has 2 beads on the upper deck and 5 on the lower deck; such an abacus is also referred to as a 2/5 abacus.
One particular use for this lovely Chinese abacus item is teaching children simple mathematics and especially multiplication; the abacus is an excellent substitute for rote memorization of multiplication tables, a particularly detestable task for young children.
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 Learn Chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abacus or 算盘 (suan4 pan2) in Chinese was a widely used computing machine before the invention of modern computers.
The Chinese abacus has 2 beads in the upper deck (heaven beads) and 5 beads in the lower deck (earth beads).
There are also two ways to count 10: one is to move 2 heaven beads down to the center; the other is to move 1 earth beads in the column immediate left up to the center.
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 Chinese Abacus
We have to make room on the abacus for it, and there are three important cases which arise with mumbers.
The abacus does not physically dictate where the last integer and first decimal digits are.
A similar process is used; counting all the digits and making space on the abacus, obtaining the product before noting how many decimal significant places in the original multipliers (the multiplicand and multiplier) before counting from the right of the abacus to find the correct positioning of the decimal point on the abacus representation.
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 Abacus: The China Experience: ChinaVista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In this famous long scroll, an abacus is clearly seen lying beside an account book and doctor's prescriptions on the counter of an apothecary's.
They are made in different sizes, and the largest known abacus, measuring 26 centimetres high by 306 centimetres long with 117 rods (for as many digits), is over a hundred years old and is kept at Darentang, a well-known traditional pharmacy in Tianjin.
The beads on an abacus may be round or rhombus in shape.
www.chinavista.com /experience/abacus/abacus.html   (330 words)

  
 Bells, Flutes and Abacus at Feng Shui Bestbuy
The chinese abacus is an ancient calculator that was used only by olden days businessmen.
This abacus is made from quality pure brass where you can hold up or carry along with you to shake when doing your business pursuits.
It is extremely suitable for the younger generation seeking for an abacus to carry along with them.
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 Chinese Abacus : Asia Items   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 Chinese Culture: Abacus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Invented by the Chinese, the first record of the abacus was from a sketch of one in a book from the Yuan Dynasty (14th Century).
It's inventor is unknown, but the abacus is often referred to as the "first computer" because it was used as a mathematic model for early electronic computers.
In Asian countries it is not unusual to see shopkeepers and street vendors using an abacus to calculate invoices, especially where electricity is not convenient.
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 History of the Soroban
Herodotus (484-425 BC) most likely refers to a line abacus in his record: “The Egyptians move their hand from right to left in calculations, while the Greeks from left to right.” A famous example of the line abacus is the Salamis Abacus preserved at the Athens Museum.
This abacus is closely similar to the Roman grooved abacus both in construction and in the method of calculation.
A little past the middle of the fifteenth century, the Chinese abacus and its operational technique were introduced to Japan.
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 Chinese Abacus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The abacus is a kind of calculator that was used in ancient Chinese civilization (as early as the year 500 B.C.).
The abacus can be used to do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
An important thing to note is that in order to use the abacus, it has to be sitting on a flat surface.
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 February 8, 2001: Taste, Counting Chinese blessings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abacus has an extensive Chinese menu, and though the regular menu is still better than most, the best stuff is still unintelligible for the Westerner.
And so, as he painstakingly agreed to verbally translate the dishes one by one from his Chinese menu, I began feeling guilty-- after all, this is generous behavior from an owner in a busy restaurant.
Another clay pot dish that is resolutely Chinese is beef stew and tendon with turnips in clay pot, tender, anise scented chunks of beef mingling with pieces of caramelized turnip.
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 CHCP Golden Legacy Curriculum: Abacus
Webster's dictionary defines abacus as a "frame with beads or balls sliding back and forth on wires on in slots, for doing or teaching arithmetic." Arithmetic includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
The abacus can also be used to work with fractions and with finding square and cube roots.
The Chinese abacus has a center bar with rows of two beads above and rows of five beads below.
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 Beijing Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A standard Chinese abacus consists of a frame divided by a middle bar into an upper and lower deck, with eight parallel rods running from top to bottom.
Calculations on a Chinese abacus are performed by placing the abacus flat on a table or one’s lap and manipulating the beads with the fingers of one hand.
Their abacus education often starts with the memorization of mnemonic rhymes that are soulless enough to cause a poet to have a heart attack, but are nonetheless useful in getting the abacus user up to working speed.
www.beijingscene.com /V05I008/ayi/ayi.htm   (742 words)

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