By Hirokazu Nishimura,Susumu Kuroda
Matroid idea was once invented in the midst of the Thirties by way of mathematicians independently, particularly, Hassler Whitney within the united states and Takeo Nakasawa in Japan. Whitney turned recognized, yet Nakasawa remained nameless until two many years in the past. He left in simple terms 4 papers to the mathematical neighborhood, them all written in the midst of the Thirties. It used to be a foul time to have lived in a rustic that had turn into as eccentric as attainable. simply as Nazism turned progressively more flamboyant in Europe within the Thirties, Japan turned an increasing number of esoteric and fanatical within the comparable period of time. This booklet explains the little that's identified approximately Nakasawa’s own lifestyles in a Japan that had, between different disasters, misplaced keep watch over over its army. This e-book comprises his 4 papers in German and their English translations in addition to a few prolonged observation at the heritage of Japan in the course of these years. The ebook additionally comprises 14 pictures of him or his kinfolk. even if the veil of puzzle surrounding Nakasawa’s existence has basically been in part lifted, the paintings provided during this booklet speaks eloquently of a sad loss to the mathematical community.
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A Lost Mathematician, Takeo Nakasawa: The Forgotten Father of Matroid Theory by Hirokazu Nishimura,Susumu Kuroda