Indian Mathematics: Engaging With The World From Ancient To Modern Times

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World Scientific, Jul 28, 2016 - Mathematics - 512 pages

Indian Mathematics gives a unique insight into the history of mathematics within a historical global context. It builds on research into the connection between mathematics and the world-wide advancement of economics and technology. Joseph draws out parallel developments in other cultures and carefully examines the transmission of mathematical ideas across geographical and cultural borders.

Accessible to those who have an interest in the global history of mathematical ideas, for the historians, philosophers and sociologists of mathematics, it is a book not to be missed.


 

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Contents

Some Outstanding Issues
1
An Overview
15
A Seamless Story or Two Separate Episodes?
41
Mathematics in Jain and Buddhist Literature
97
The Bakhshali and Siddhanta Episodes
145
Aryabhata I and his Followers
163
From Brahmagupta to Mahavira
199
Bhaskaracharya and His Legacy
249
The Kerala School and Its Impact
325
From Ancient Beginnings to Nilakantha
397
Texts Translations and Dissemination
427
The Rise of Western Mathematics
441
Bibliography
467
Name Index
479
Subject Index
481
Copyright

Narayana Pandita and Successors
297

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George Gheverghese Joseph (University of Manchester, UK & NUS, Singapore & McMaster University, Canada)

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