Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz/External Links

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  • Isolated from the West, Seki Takakazu churned out some of the finest mathematical work of his time. Centuries later, scholars are finally giving him his due.
  • His most significant work focused on determinants, numbers that capture characteristics of matrices, a field he pioneered a year or two ahead of his European contemporary Gottfried Leibniz.... Seki worked on determinants simultaneously with Leibniz, another mathematician whose work went unrecognized for decades because he never published it. "There were striking similarities in mathematical thinking" between the two men, says Eberhard Knobloch, a Leibniz scholar at the Berlin University of Technology. If the Eastern and Western mathematical sages had been in contact, Knobloch says, it probably would have advanced mathematics worldwide.