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By Hirokazu Nishimura,Susumu Kuroda

Matroid thought was once invented in the course of the Nineteen Thirties via mathematicians independently, specifically, Hassler Whitney within the united states and Takeo Nakasawa in Japan. Whitney turned well-known, yet Nakasawa remained nameless until two many years in the past. He left basically 4 papers to the mathematical neighborhood, them all written in the course of the Nineteen Thirties. It was once a nasty time to have lived in a rustic that had develop into as eccentric as attainable. simply as Nazism turned an increasing number of flamboyant in Europe within the Nineteen Thirties, Japan grew to become a growing number of esoteric and fanatical within the similar period of time. This ebook explains the little that's recognized approximately Nakasawa’s own lifestyles in a Japan that had, between different mess ups, misplaced regulate over its army. This booklet includes his 4 papers in German and their English translations in addition to a few prolonged remark at the historical past of Japan in the course of these years. The ebook additionally comprises 14 photographs of him or his kinfolk. even supposing the veil of puzzle surrounding Nakasawa’s existence has merely been partly lifted, the paintings offered during this ebook speaks eloquently of a sad loss to the mathematical community.

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