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Monthly Archives: April 2018
Sītā in the pyre
It was quiet, early Saturday evening. Vidrum, Jukuta, Sharvamanyu and Lootika were hanging out on the parkway of Somakhya’s house. They had assembled there for some curricular preparation on differentiation. Somakhya and Lootika had covered the chain rule and the … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life
Tagged fiction, Hindu, leftists, religion, secularism, socialism, society, Story
A sequence related to prime counting
The current note arose as an exploration branching off from the matter discussed in these earlier notes: this one and this one. As we saw before, Carl Gauss, while still in his teens, produced his first estimate of the prime … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged Gauss, mathematics, prime numbers, sequence
Convergence to a palindrome
This is a brief account of a sequence we constructed inspired by Dattatreya Ramachandra Kaprekar. It is not known to us if he had discovered it in one of his obscure publications from a small town in the Maharatta country. … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged arithmetic, mathematical entity, mathematics, palindrome, prime numbers
A problem from 600 CE and some curiosities of Āryabhaṭa’s kuṭṭaka algorithm
Around 600 CE in the examinations of one of the Hindu schools of mathematics and astronomy one might have encountered a problem such as below (given by BhāskaraI in his commentary on Āryabhaṭa’s Āryabhaṭīya): dvayādyaiḥ ṣaṭparyantair ekāgraḥ yo ‘vaśiṣyate rāśiḥ … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Scientific ramblings
Tagged AryabhaTa, Golden Ratio, Hindu mathematics, kuTTaka, mathematics, prime numbers
A brief note on some new developments regarding the genomics of Indians
When we wrote a previous article on this matter we had stated that new data will alter the details of our understanding of picture discussed therein. Indeed, two new manuscripts which were deposited in the past month by McColl et … Continue reading
Posted in History, Politics, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ancient India, Aryan, Aryan Invasion, genetics, India, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian