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The orientalists who exploited Indian History and literature about a century ago were not always perfect in their methods of investigation and consequently promulgated many errors. Gradually, however, sounder methods have obtained and we are now able to see the facts in more correct perspective. In particular the early chronology has been largely revised and the revision in some instances has important bearings on the history of mathematics and allied subjects. According to orthodox Hindu tradition the Surya Siddhanta, the most important Indian astronomical work, was composed over two million years ago

ISBN

978-2-38236-034-7

Publication Date

2020

Publisher

Livre de Lyon

City

Lyon

Keywords

mathematics, Pythagorean theorem, Chinese mathematics, Greek influence, Arabic mathematics, Pancha Sidhāntikā, Indian mathematicians, Arithmetical notations

Disciplines

Mathematics | Other Mathematics

Indian Mathematics

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