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 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
 Trigonometric tangles2
 Śarabha vidhi
 A prefatory narrative
 Trigonometric tangles
 Some visions of infinity from the past and our times
 Āryabhaṭa and his sine table
 Euler and Ramanujan: primes, near integers and cakravāla
 Early Hindu mathematics and the exploration of some second degree indeterminate equations
 The Rāmāyaṇa and a pararāmāyaṇa in numbersI: epic as religion
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The Rāmāyaṇa and a paraRāmāyaṇa in numbersII: Evolving early IndoAryan warfare
This article might be read in as a continuation of this earlier one. The methods/caveats mentioned therein apply here too. Some of the counts mentioned in this article might be approximate but should be generally in the correct range, i.e. … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged archery, arrow, bow, chariot, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, rAmAyaNa, Veda, war, weapons
The square root spiral and the Gamma function: entwined analogies
The topic discussed here is something on which considerable serious mathematical literature has published by P.J Davis, W. Gautschi and others. This partly historical narration is just a personal account of our journey through the same as a nonmathematician. As … Continue reading
Posted in art, Scientific ramblings
Tagged Descartes, Gamma function, Gauss, geometry, Hindu mathematics, mathematical entity, mathematics, recreational geometry, recursion, spiral, square root
Leaves from the scrapbook2
As described here these entries are from the scrapbook of Somakhya. Entry 11; Arasa, year Pramādin of the first cycle: It was our first day at Kshayadrajanagara. I had exhausted all that was there to talk with my cousins Mandara … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ellipse, Geometric construction, geometry, recreational geometry, Story
A note on the asterisms forming the nakṣatras
In Hindu tradition the ecliptic is divided into 27 parts of which correspond to 27 asterisms known as the nakṣatras. In the earliest extant layers of our tradition this number is 28 implying division into sectors of or insertion of … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Scientific ramblings
Tagged asterisms, astronomy, constellations, Hindu, Hindu science, IndoAryan, IndoIranian, religion, stars
Journeying through the fractal slopes of mount Meru with twoseeded recursive sequences
The Hindus have been fascinated by sequences and series from the beginning of their civilizational memory recorded in the Veda. This continues down to the medieval mathematician Nārāyaṇa paṇḍita, who discovered a general formula (sāmāsika paṅkti) that can be to obtain the … Continue reading
Posted in art, Scientific ramblings
Tagged fractal, fractals, Golden Ratio, mathematics, recreational geometry, recursion, sequence
Some pictures relating to incidence of tuberculosis and AIDS
This another note of the type mentioned earlier. The earlier mentioned caveats apply here too. These are simplistic and superficial examinations of the issues being considered. Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis an actinobacterium and is predominantly transmitted by means … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged Africa, AIDS, HIV, Mycobacterium, tuberculosis
Cobwebs on the golden hyperbola and parabola
The material presented here is rather trivial to those who have spent even a small time looking at chaotic systems. Nevertheless, we found it instructive when we first discovered it for ourselves while studying conics. Hence, as part of recording … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged chaos, fractal, Geometric construction, geometry, hyperbola, mathematical entity, mathematics, parabola, recreational geometry