Standing on the Shoulders of the Giant Influence of Seki Takakazu on Takebe Katahiro’s Mathematical Achievements

  • Zelin XuEmail author
  • Zhou Chang
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 39)


Seki Takakazu (ca. 1642–1708) and his pupils develop the Wasan [Japanese mathematics] into the most advanced mathematics in the world outside Europe in the Edo period (1603–1867), and mathematical achievements of Seki Takakazu and Takebe Katahiro (1664–1739) laid foundation for the Wasan. In order to commemorate this outstanding mathematician, this paper surveys Seki’s influence on Takebe Katahiro, who was his excellent pupil.


Regular Polygon Subtle Point Modulus Class Circle Theory Concise Collection 
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© Springer Japan 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of HumanitiesDonghua UniversityShanghaiP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics & Applied PhysicsXi’an institute of Post TelecommunicationsXi’anP. R. China

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