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Ancient Indian leaps into mathematics

Author: B S Yadav; Man Mohan
Publisher: New York : Birkhauser, [2010?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents contributions of mathematicians covering topics from ancient India, placing them in the broader context of the history of mathematics. Although the translations of some Sanskrit mathematical texts are available in the literature, Indian contributions are rarely presented in major Western historical works. Yet some of the well-known and universally-accepted discoveries from India, including the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B S Yadav; Man Mohan
ISBN: 9780817646943 0817646949
OCLC Number: 227175878
Description: xx, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword.- Prelude.- Indian Mathematics in the Medieval Islamic World.- Brahmagupta: the Ancient Indian Mathematician.- Indian Calendrical Calculations.- India's contributions to Chinese Mathematics up to the Eighth Century A.D..- Some Discussions about how Indian Trigonometry affected Chinese Calendar-Calculation in the Tang Dynasty.- On the Application of Areas in the Sulbasutra.- Indian Mathematical Tradition with special reference to Kerala: Methodology and Motivations.- Mainland South-East Asia as a Crossroad of Chinese and Indian Astronomy.- Mathematical Literature in the Regional Languages of India.- Pascal's Triangle in 500 BC.- Andre Weil: His Book on Number Theory and Indian References.- The Algorithm of Extraction in both Greek and Sino-Indian Mathematical Traditions.- Index.
Responsibility: editors, B.S. Yadav, Man Mohan.

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This book presents contributions of mathematicians covering topics from ancient India, placing them in the broader context of the history of mathematics. Through a systematic approach, it examines  Read more...

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