Japanese mathematician who worked mainly in mathematical analysis
Posed the Kakeya Problem.
Solved a version of the desert crossing problem.
- Born: 18 January 1886
- Died: 9 January 1947
Theorems and Definitions
- Kakeya Problem
- Kakeya Conjecture
- Eneström-Kakeya Theorem (with Gustaf Hjalmar Eneström)
- Kakeya's Constant (also known as the Bloom-Schoenberg number, for Melvin Bloom and Isaac Jacob Schoenberg)
Results named for Soichi Kakeya can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Soichi Kakeya can be found here.
- 1917: Some problems on maximum and minimum regarding ovals (Tohoku Science Reports Vol. 6: pp. 71 – 88)
Also known as
In Japanese: 掛谷 宗
In Western script, usually rendered with a diacritic: Sōichi Kakeya
Can also be rendered Kakeya Sōichi.