Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India

By: T.A. Saraswati Amma

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This book is a geometrical survey of the Sanskrit and Prakrt scientific and quasi-scientific literature of India, beginning with the Vedic literature and ending with the early part of the 17th century. It deals in detail with the Sulbasutras in the Vedic literature, with the mathematical parts of Jaina Canonical works and of the Hindu Siddhantas and with the contributions to geometry made by the astronomer mathematicians Aryabhata I II, Sripati, Bhaskara I II, Sangamagrama Madhava, Paramesvara, Nilakantha, his disciples and a host of others. The works of the mathematicians Mahavira, Sridhara and Narayana Pandita and the Bakshali Manuscript have also been studied. The work seeks to explode the theory that the Indian mathematical genius was predominantly algebraic and computational and that it eschewed proofs and rationales. There was a school in India which delighted to demonstrate even algebraical results geometrically. In their search for a sufficiently good approximation for the value of pie Indian mathematicians had discovered the tool of integration. Which they used equally effectively for finding the surface area and volume of a sphere and in other fields. This discovery of integration was the sequel of the inextricable blending of geometry and series mathematics. Printed Pages: 290.

Title: Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India

Author Name: T.A. Saraswati Amma

Categories: India, Literature,

Edition: Second Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 2017

ISBN: 8120813448

ISBN 13: 9788120813441

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 900005

Keywords: Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India T.A. Saraswati Amma