Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics

Seki, Founder of Modern Mathematics in Japan

A Commemoration on His Tercentenary

Editors: Knobloch, Eberhard, Komatsu, Hikosaburo, Liu, Dun (Eds.)

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Seki was a Japanese mathematician in the seventeenth century known for his outstanding achievements, including the elimination theory of systems of algebraic equations, which preceded the works of Étienne Bézout and Leonhard Euler by 80 years. Seki was a contemporary of Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, although there was apparently no direct interaction between them.

The Mathematical Society of Japan and the History of Mathematics Society of Japan hosted the International Conference on History of Mathematics in Commemoration of the 300th Posthumous Anniversary of Seki in 2008. This book is the official record of the conference and includes supplements of collated texts of Seki's original writings with notes in English on these texts.

Hikosaburo Komatsu (Professor emeritus, The University of Tokyo), one of the editors, is known for partial differential equations and hyperfunction theory, and for his study on the history of Japanese mathematics. He served as the President of the International Congress of Mathematicians Kyoto 1990.

Reviews

“This is a valuable book with good contributions to the field of history of mathematics. Specialists interested in the life and mathematical contributions of Seki will of course benefit from it, but interested readers will benefit from it also.” (Toke Knudsen, MAA Reviews, May, 2015)


Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Seki Takakazu, His Life and Bibliography

    Majima, Hideyuki

    Pages 3-20

  • Some Reflections on Main Lines of Mathematical Development

    Li, Wenlin

    Pages 21-30

  • Babylonian Number Theory and Trigonometric Functions: Trigonometric Table and Pythagorean Triples in the Mathematical Tablet Plimpton 322

    Muroi, Kazuo

    Pages 31-47

  • Archimedes in China: Archimedes and His Works in Chinese Literature of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Liu, Dun

    Pages 49-62

  • The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Procedures and Liu Hui’s Mathematical Theory

    Guo, Shuchun

    Pages 63-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seki, Founder of Modern Mathematics in Japan
Book Subtitle
A Commemoration on His Tercentenary
Editors
  • Eberhard Knobloch
  • Hikosaburo Komatsu
  • Dun Liu
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54273-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54273-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54272-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54724-2
Series ISSN
2194-1009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 588
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