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 Hofstadter and Nārāyaṇa: connections across space and time
 Wisdom from a tag system
 A note on the cow, the horse and the chariot in the Ṛgveda
 Median and pedal triangles and derived fractals: an introductory account
 Mongolica: Chingiz Khan and the rest
 Braided power: a brief note on the last great steppe power: the MongolManchu system
 Means and conics
 The Rāmāyaṇa and a paraRāmāyaṇa in numbersII: Evolving early IndoAryan warfare
 The square root spiral and the Gamma function: entwined analogies
 Leaves from the scrapbook2
 A note on the asterisms forming the nakṣatras
 Journeying through the fractal slopes of mount Meru with twoseeded recursive sequences
 Some pictures relating to incidence of tuberculosis and AIDS
 Cobwebs on the golden hyperbola and parabola
 bhujākoṭikarṇanyāyaḥ koṭijyānyāyaś ca
 Some personal reflections on Carl Gauss, Bernhard Riemann and associated matters
 The two squares theorem
 Constructing a regular heptagon with hyperbola and parabola
 Infinite bisections required for trisection of an angle
 Sine rugs
 Doubling the cube with ellipses
 A superficial look at national population density and some life history features
 Some biological analogies for certain sociopolitical issues
 The magic of the devaogdoad
 Marching onward in the American spring but where to?
 The upper story in a few pictures
 Trigonometric tangles3: the fractals
 Euler’s squares
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Monthly Archives: March 2017
Some visions of infinity from the past and our times
The great Hindu mathematician and astronomer BhāskaraII’s work preserves a highpoint of Hindu knowledge. His work contains ideas that are often seen as characterizing “modern” scientific understanding i.e. what in the west would seen as starting with Leibniz and Newton … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged bhAskara, Devil's staircase, fractal, fractals, geometry, infinity, mathematics, Minkowski, nested structures, philosophy, questionmark function, religion, zero
Āryabhaṭa and his sine table
Everyone and his son have written about Āryabhaṭa and his sine table. Yet we too do this because sometimes the situation arises where you have to explain things clearly to a layman who might have some education but is unfamiliar … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged AryabhaTa, astronomy, Hindu mathematics, Hindu science, history of science, mathematics, siddhAnta, sine table, sines, trigonometry
Euler and Ramanujan: primes, near integers and cakravāla
Mathematician Watson who worked on the famed notebooks said regarding some of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s equations: “a thrill which is indistinguishable from the thrill which I feel when I enter the Sagrestia Nuovo of the Capella Medici and see before me … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged almost integers, diophantine, e, Hindu mathematics, mathematics, Monstrous moonshine, near integers, Pell, pi, Ramanujan