Aryabhata (sometimes spelled as Aryabhatta) was one of the greatest mathematician and astronomer of the classical world. He not only had enormous influence in India but across the world. He was only 23 years old when he wrote the Aryabhatiya. It consisted of this findings including astronomical constants and the sine table, mathematics, the reckoning of time (movement of heavenly bodies) and about the cosmos. He was the one to calculate the value of Pi, observed solar and lunar eclipses, calculated the summation of series of squares and cubes, determined the area of a triangle, defined cosine, versine and inverse sine. He is credited for finding how long it took the earth to spin on its axis, the length of the year and coming up with the heliocentric model and much more.
Unfortunately, many of us do not even know who Aryabhata is. Sadly, not much is even known about his life, where he came from, about his parentage or even his name for that matter. This book discovers and evaluates the life and works of the world's most important and forgotten mathematician and astronomer. Find out who Aryabhata was and what he did?
Topics covered in the "Life and Works of Aryabhata"
Who was Aryabhata?
World's greatest mathematicians
Ancient Indian mathematics
Introduction to Aryabhata
Name and place of birth of Aryabhata
Taregna - The (birth) place of Aryabhata
The works of Aryabhata
Who invented Pi?
Approximation of Pi by others and Aryabhata
Aryabhata was not the first to use zero
The real story of zero
History of algebra
Aryabhata and algebra
Aryabhata and trigonometry
Indian astronomy and Aryabhata
Astronomical observations of Aryabhata
Heliocentrism and Aryabhata
References and further reading