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Kim Plofker reexamines the few facts about Indian mathematics that have become common knowledge--such as the Indian origin of Arabic numerals--and she. Indian Mathematics. by G. R. Kaye. eBook Details. Publisher: Thacker, Spink & Co. ISBN/ASIN: X Number of pages: Follows the movement of mathematical ideas that spread from India, China, the be used on all reading devices; Immediate eBook download after download.

He wrote the Katyayana Sulba Sutra, which presented much geometry , including the general Pythagorean theorem and a computation of the square root of 2 correct to five decimal places. Jain mathematicians are important historically as crucial links between the mathematics of the Vedic period and that of the "classical period. In particular, their fascination with the enumeration of very large numbers and infinities led them to classify numbers into three classes: enumerable, innumerable and infinite. Not content with a simple notion of infinity, they went on to define five different types of infinity: the infinite in one direction, the infinite in two directions, the infinite in area, the infinite everywhere, and the infinite perpetually. In addition, Jain mathematicians devised notations for simple powers and exponents of numbers like squares and cubes, which enabled them to define simple algebraic equations beejganita samikaran. Jain mathematicians were apparently also the first to use the word shunya literally void in Sanskrit to refer to zero. More than a millennium later, their appellation became the English word "zero" after a tortuous journey of translations and transliterations from India to Europe.

Not content with a simple notion of infinity, they went on to define five different types of infinity: the infinite in one direction, the infinite in two directions, the infinite in area, the infinite everywhere, and the infinite perpetually.

In addition, Jain mathematicians devised notations for simple powers and exponents of numbers like squares and cubes, which enabled them to define simple algebraic equations beejganita samikaran. Jain mathematicians were apparently also the first to use the word shunya literally void in Sanskrit to refer to zero.

More than a millennium later, their appellation became the English word "zero" after a tortuous journey of translations and transliterations from India to Europe. See Zero: Etymology. Important Jain mathematicians included Bhadrabahu d.

Memorisation and recitation was also used to transmit philosophical and literary works, as well as treatises on ritual and grammar.

Modern scholars of ancient India have noted the "truly remarkable achievements of the Indian pandits who have preserved enormously bulky texts orally for millennia. The texts were subsequently "proof-read" by comparing the different recited versions. One method of constructing the altar was to divide one side of the square into three equal parts using a cord or rope, to next divide the transverse or perpendicular side into seven equal parts, and thereby sub-divide the square into 21 congruent rectangles.

The bricks were then designed to be of the shape of the constituent rectangle and the layer was created. To form the next layer, the same formula was used, but the bricks were arranged transversely. After dividing the quadri-lateral in seven, one divides the transverse [cord] in three.

In another layer one places the [bricks] North-pointing. All these inferences are made by the officiant as he recalls the formula from his memory.

Consequently, many mathematical works began to be written down in manuscripts that were then copied and re-copied from generation to generation. India today is estimated to have about thirty million manuscripts, the largest body of handwritten reading material anywhere in the world.

The literate culture of Indian science goes back to at least the fifth century B.

It was probably a matter of style of exposition. The concept of "computational positivism" in Indian mathematical science, mentioned on p. Roddam Narasimha and is explored in more detail in some of his works, including "The Indian half of Needham's question: Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms: USD online orders only, e-mail: For GBP online orders, e-mail: For more detailed ordering information, see: Home Mathematics in India.

Add to Cart. Kim Plofker is visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Union College. More about this book.

Chapter 1 [PDF]. Table of Contents [PDF]. For anyone acquainted with the scholarly literature on these disputes, it is refreshing to read a discussion of them that keeps to the evidence, is frank about the evidence's limitations, and eschews charges of personal incompetence or bias.

Kim Plofker's book fulfils an important need in a world where mathematical historiography has been shaped by the dominance of the Greco-Christian view and the Enlightenment period.

Anyone delving into this book, general reader or historian, will find straightforward explanations of the mathematics involved, learn of the culture that surrounded the subject, and come away with a clearer understanding of the Indian civilization and its mathematics. It is a great contribution to the history of mathematics in general.

Thrivikraman, Mathematical Reviews.

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