Sekitakakazu

1994 VO2. Discovered 1994 Nov. 1 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in memory of Takakazu Seki (1642-1708), Japanese mathematician and calendar scientist in Japan. His many achievements include the formulation of determinants ten years before Leibniz {see planet (5149)}. In 1674 he developed a theory of differential and integral calculus. (M 34626)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.

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