Origins Of Mathematics

Origins Of Mathematics

by V. Lakshmikantham, S. Leela
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761817379

ISBN-13: 9780761817376

Pub. Date: 07/26/2000

Publisher: University Press of America

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761817376
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
07/26/2000
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
0.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Prevailing Theories Chapter 5 Indifference to Truth Chapter 6 Invented Theories Chapter 7 Chronological Aspects Chapter 8 From Baudhayana to Bhaskara I Chapter 9 From Brahmagupta to Nilakanta Chapter 10 Astronomical Aspects Chapter 11 Truth is Stranger than Fiction Chapter 12 Notes and Comments Chapter 13 References Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Authors

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