Article ID: CBB000760557

The Trailblazer of Analysis in Wasan: Takebe Katahiro (2008)


Zhou, Chang (Author)

Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Volume: 37, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 124-131

Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Chinese.
Language: Chinese

Takebe Katahiro(Japan,1664-1739) was the most outstanding and creative Wasan mathematician after Seki Takakazu. All the creative results of mathematics made by Takebe Katahiro represented a peak of studying of mathematics in Japan at that time. In the paper, the author introduces the social and scientific backgrounds during the Edo period when Takebe Katahiro lived. Based on that, the author presents a textual research on his life and his mathematical achievements, including his mathematical thought and his mathematical methodology. We reach the conclusion that Takebe opened up a new way in Wasan research from the points of view of the mathematical theory and mathematical recognition.


Description Explores the social and scientific background of the Edo period, and studies Takebe's life and achievements in the Wasan mathematical tradition of Japan.

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Authors & Contributors
Xu, Zelin
Horiuchi, Annick
Yokotsuka, Hiroyuki
Nakamura, Kunimitsu
Zhang, Jian-wei
Arao, Miyo
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Journal of Dialectics of Nature
Princeton University Press
Columbia University
East Asia, civilization and culture
Transmission of ideas
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Takebe, Katahiro
Seki, Takakazu
Gennai, Hiraga
Time Periods
Edo Era (Japan, 1603-1868)
18th century
19th century
17th century
Meiji period (Japan, 1868-1910)
Song-Yuan dynasties (China, 960-1368)

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