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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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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Way back in the 1914 Prof G.H.Hardy, a famous British mathematician, went to see his friend, who was recovering from an illness in a hospital, in London’s Putney district. He remarked to him, that he had come in a cab … Continue reading

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