Item CPC/1/P/10 - Zhang Heng

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Zhang Heng


  • Jan 1979 (Creation)

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Zhang Heng (AD 78-139) was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, cartographer and statesman. Among his accomplishments were the invention of the first seismometer, which could detect earthquakes up to 500km away. He also invented the world's first water-powered armillary sphere to assist astronomical observation, and improved upon Chinese calculations for pi.
Price: 0.12 Yuan
Serial number: 7150 图片1247
Edition: 1979年1月第1版1979年1月第1次印刷, 000,001-101,000

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Access is subject to signing the Regulations for Access form, unless the records are restricted under the Data Protection Act 2018 or under exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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  • Chinese

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536mm x 778mm

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