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The mathematics of India concepts, methods, connections

Author: P P Divakaran
Publisher: Singapore Springer New Delhi Hindustan Book Agency [2018] [2018]
Series: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book identifies three of the exceptionally fruitful periods of the millennia-long history of the mathematical tradition of India: the very beginning of that tradition in the construction of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P P Divakaran
ISBN: 9811317739 9789811317736 9789386279651 9386279657 9789811317743 9811317747
OCLC Number: 1099304129
Description: xi, 441 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Chapter 1. Background: Culture and Language.- Chapter 2. Vedic Geometry.- Chapter 3. Antecedents? Mathematics in the Indus Valley.- Chapter 4. Decimal Numbers.- Chapter 5. Numbers in the Vedic Literature.- Chapter 6. From 500 BCE to 500 CE.- Chapter 7. The Mathematics of the Ganitapada.- Chapter 8. From Brahmagupta to Bhaskara II to Narayana.- Chapter 9. The Nila Phenomenon.- Chapter 10. Nila Mathematics (General Survey).- Chapter 11. The pi-series.- Chapter 12. The Sine and Cosine Series.- Chapter 13. The pi-Series Revisited: Algebra in Analysis.- Chapter 14. What is Indian about the Mathematics of India?.- Chapter 15. What is Indian . . .? The Question of Proofs.- Chapter 16. Upasamhara.
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Responsibility: P. P. Divakaran
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