Mathematical Achievements of Pre-modern Indian Mathematicians

Mathematical Achievements of Pre-modern Indian Mathematicians

1st Edition - August 16, 2012

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  • Author: T.K Puttaswamy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123979384

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Mathematics in India has a long and impressive history. Presented in chronological order, this book discusses mathematical contributions of Pre-Modern Indian Mathematicians from the Vedic period (800 B.C.) to the 17th Century of the Christian era. These contributions range across the fields of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. The book presents the discussions in a chronological order, covering all the contributions of one Pre-Modern Indian Mathematician to the next. It begins with an overview and summary of previous work done on this subject before exploring specific contributions in exemplary technical detail. This book provides a comprehensive examination of pre-Modern Indian mathematical contributions that will be valuable to mathematicians and mathematical historians.

Key Features

  • Contains more than 160 original Sanskrit verses with English translations giving historical context to the contributions
  • Presents the various proofs step by step to help readers understand
  • Uses modern, current notations and symbols to develop the calculations and proofs

Readership

Students and scholars of mathematics and those interested in Indian and mathematical history

Table of Contents

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. A GLANCE AT ANCIENT INDIA AND THE DECIMAL SYSTEM OF NUMERATION
    3. THE SULVA SUTRAS
    4. MATHEMATICS OF JAINS
    5. THE BAKSHALI MANUSCRIPT
    6. ARYABHATA I
    7. VARAHAMIHIRA AND BHASKARA I
    8. BRAHMAGUPTA
    9. SRIDHARA and PRTHUDAKASWAMI CATURVEDA
    10. MAHAVIRA
    11. ARYABHATA II and SRIPATI
    12. BHASKARA II
    13. NARAYANA PANDITA
    14. KERALA ASTRONOMERS
    15. 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY COMMENTATORS OF BHASKARA II
    16. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Product details

  • No. of pages: 758
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2012
  • Published: August 16, 2012
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123979384

About the Author

T.K Puttaswamy

T.K Puttaswamy
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Ball State University, Indiana, USA

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Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Ball State University, Indiana, USA

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