Category Archives: Mathematics in India

Nilkantha Somayaji

One of the most famous schools of mathematics and astronomy in India was the Kerala school of maths and astronomy, founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama during the 14th century, who made pioneering studies in infinite series, calculus, trignometry, geometry and … Continue reading

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History of Numbers-Satapatha Brahmana

In my first post on History of Numbers, I had a brief overview of how mathematics evolved in India, and the factors leading to it, starting with the Indus Valley Civilization. In this post, I shall look at Satapatha Brahmana, … Continue reading

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History of Numbers in India-1

The ingenious method of expressing every possible number using a set of ten symbols (each symbol having a place value and an absolute value) emerged in India. The idea seems so simple nowadays that its significance and profound importance is … Continue reading

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