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 A modern glance at Nārāyaṇapaṇḍita’s combinatorics1
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 Chaos, eruptions and rootconvergence in onedimensional maps based on metallicsequence generating functions
 Big fruits and dead giants
 Pearl necklaces for Maheśvara
 Nārāyaṇa’s sequence, Mādhava’s series and pi
 Discovering bronze in the characteristic ellipse of right triangles
 Matters of religion: the Vāyavīyaṃ Kauberavratam
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 Leaves from the scrapbook4
 From Plato to Euler and back
 Śivagaṇas and Andhakāsuravadha in the Vāmanapurāṇa
 Packing constants for polygonal fractal maps
 Cows, horses, sheep and goats
 Fraudulent science by Indians: some really bad news
 Leaves from the scrapbook3
 Mongolica: The Tangut empire
 Notes on the Bhadrasūkta, a hymn for felicity to the Vedic pantheon
 Liṅgakāmādisūtrāṇi
 Creating patterns through matrix expansion
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 Newton’s cows
 A novel discrete map exhibiting chaotic behavior
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Monthly Archives: August 2019
Chaos, eruptions and rootconvergence in onedimensional maps based on metallicsequence generating functions
Over the years we have observed or encountered certain natural phenomena that are characterized by rare, sudden eruptive behavior occurring against a background of very low amplitude fluctuations. We first encountered this in astronomy: most remarkably, in the constellation of … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged Bronze ratio, chaos, chaotic maps, Copper Ration, curves, fractals, geometry, Golden Ratio, mathematics, recreational geometry, recursion, sequence, Silver Ratio
Big fruits and dead giants
The fruits of the elephants nāgo bilvam ivākramya pothayiṣyāmy ahaṃ śiraḥ  alabhyām icchatas tasya kīcakasya durātmanaḥ  Like an elephant seizing a bilva [fruit] I will crush the head of that evil Kīcaka who desires that which ought not … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Scientific ramblings
Tagged elephant, extinction, fossils, human existence, mammoths, mastodonts, megafauna, Megatherium, proboscidea, proboscidean, sloths
Pearl necklaces for Maheśvara
Śrīpati’s pearl necklace for Maheśvara The brāhmaṇa Śrīpati of the Kāśyapa clan was a soothsayer from Rohiṇīkhaṇḍa, which is in the modern Buldhana district of Maharashtra state. Somewhere between 1030 to 1050 CE he composed several works on mathematics, astronomy … Continue reading