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The Origins of Mathematics - V. Lakshmikantham

The Origins of Mathematics

Paperback Published: July 2000
ISBN: 9780761817376
Number Of Pages: 104

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Casting aside the usual Eurocentric theories about the origins of mathematics, the authors investigate Vedic texts which originated in ancient India. Aryabhatta, Sulvastrus, and Bhaskaracharya are among the Sanskrit-speaking theoreticians, whose astronomical works contributed to the ancient body of mathematics, preceding the Greeks. This book deals with some of the chronological difficulties in tracing the history of mathematics, as well as the reasons for the decay in the ancient Vedic civilization.

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...it is an eye-opener and it challenges the very method of fixing persons and incidents chronologically...--Mathematical Reviews

List of Figuresp. v
List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Prevailing Theoriesp. 1
Indifference to Truthp. 11
Invented Theoriesp. 19
Chronological Aspectsp. 27
From Baudhayana to Bhaskara Ip. 31
From Brahmagupta to Nilakantap. 47
Astronomical Aspectsp. 61
Truth is Stranger than Fictionp. 69
Notes and Commentsp. 77
Referencesp. 81
Indexp. 85
About the Authorsp. 91
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ISBN: 9780761817376
ISBN-10: 0761817379
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: July 2000
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.17

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