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Expounding the Mathematical Seed. Vol. 1: The Translation: A Translation of Bhaskara I on the Mathematical Chapter of the Aryabhatiya (Science Networks. Historical Studies) [Hardcover]

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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 an introduction and the literal translation.The introduction aims at providing a general background for the translation and is divided in three sections: the first locates Bhaskara's text, the second looks at its mathematical contents and the third section analyzes the relations of the commentary and the treatise.

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Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 28, 2006
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764372915  
ISBN13  9783764372910  


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