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In fact much Chinesemathematics from this period was produced because of the need to make calculations for constructing the calendar and predicting positions of the heavenly bodies.

The decline in Chinesemathematics from the fourteenth century was not by any means dramatic.

It is to the credit of Chinese mathematicians that they did not let their mathematical tradition be replaced by the western tradition.

Mathematical study in Egypt later continued under the Islamic Caliphate as part of Islamic mathematics, when Arabic became the written language of Egyptian scholars.

Greek mathematics studied from the time of the Hellenistic period (from 323 BC) refers to all mathematics of those who wrote in the Greek language, since Greek mathematics was now not only written by Greeks but also non-Greek scholars throughout the Hellenistic world, which was spread across the Eastern end of the Mediterranean.

Even after European mathematics began to flourish during the Renaissance, European and Chinesemathematics were separate traditions, with significant Chinesemathematical output in decline, until the Jesuit missionaries carried mathematical ideas back and forth between the two cultures from the 16th to 18th centuries.

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