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Science Networks. Historical Studies

Expounding the Mathematical Seed. Vol. 2: The Supplements

A Translation of Bhāskara I on the Mathematical Chapter of the Āryabhatīya

Authors: Keller, Agathe

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In the 5th century the Indian mathematician Aryabhata (476-499) wrote a small but famous work on astronomy, the Aryabhatiya. This treatise, written in 118 verses, gives in its second chapter a summary of Hindu mathematics up to that time. Two hundred years later, an Indian astronomer called Bhaskara glossed this mathematial chapter of the Aryabhatiya.

An english translation of Bhaskara’s commentary and a mathematical supplement are presented in two volumes.

Subjects treated in Bhaskara’s commentary range from computing the volume of an equilateral tetrahedron to the interest on a loaned capital, from computations on series to an elaborate process to solve a Diophantine equation.

This volume contains explanations for each verse commentary translated in Volume 1. These supplements discuss the linguistic and mathematical matters exposed by the commentator. Particularly helpful for readers are an appendix on Indian astronomy, elaborate glossaries, and an extensive bibliography.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expounding the Mathematical Seed. Vol. 2: The Supplements
Book Subtitle
A Translation of Bhāskara I on the Mathematical Chapter of the Āryabhatīya
Authors
Series Title
Science Networks. Historical Studies
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7593-5
DOI
10.1007/3-7643-7593-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7292-7
Series ISSN
1421-6329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 242
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