Yutaka Nishiyama

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Yutaka Nishiyama
Native name 西山豊
Born (1948-10-21) 21 October 1948 (age 68)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation University academic, author
Known for Mathematical study of Boomerangs
Academic background
Education Kyoto University
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Discipline Applied mathematics
Institutions Osaka University of Economics
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Infobox contains data translated from Japanese Wikipedia

Yutaka Nishiyama (西山 豊, Nishiyama Yutaka, born 21 October 1948) is a Japanese mathematician and professor at the Osaka University of Economics, where he teaches mathematics and information. He is known as the "boomerang professor".[1] He has written nine books about the mathematics in daily life.[2] The most recent one, The mystery of five in nature, investigates, amongst other things, why many flowers have five petals.

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