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 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
 Leaves from the scrapbook2
 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
 The great faceless man
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Category Archives: Heathen thought
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
Some biological analogies for certain sociopolitical issues
In Hindu society we often see certain relatively straightforward sociopolitical issues endlessly debated. A person with relatively commonplace IQ should in principle easily arrive a correct apprehension of these issues by applying correct analogy and/or logic. However, due to emotionalism … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged analogical thinking, biology, IndoAryan, language, relgion, Sanskrit
The magic of the devaogdoad
Classical Hindu tradition holds that the ogdoad of devas corresponding to their directions is: Indra: East; Agni: Southeast; Yama: South; Nirṛti: Southwest; Varuṇa: West; Vāyu: Northwest; Kubera: North; Īśāna: Northeast. The central position might be occupied in certain traditions by … Continue reading
Trigonometric tangles2
We had earlier described our exploration of the spirograph, hypocycloids, epicycloids and related curves. In course of our study of the śaiva tantras of the kaula tradition we started thinking about a remarkable piece of imagery mentioned in them. Tantras … Continue reading
Posted in art, Heathen thought, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged circles, circular waves, curves, epicycloid, Generative Art, hypocycloid, mathematics, religion, trigonometry
Śarabha vidhi
The account of this rite continues from the prefatory narrative. Lootika: “There are several ways in which Rudra is worshipped as Śarabha conceived as the great dinosaur. We shall follow the way which is appropriate for us brāhmaṇas who observe … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought
Tagged maNDala, mantra, mantrasAdhana, mantrashAstra, religion, shaiva, sharabha, tantra
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