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Tag Archives: Hindu mathematics
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
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
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
Early Hindu mathematics and the exploration of some second degree indeterminate equations
The following is merely a record of our exploration as a nonmathematician/noncomputer scientist of a remarkable (at least to us) class of numerical relationships. An equation like can be solved to obtain specific solutions as: . However, if we have … Continue reading
Chaos in the iterative Hindu square root method of the gaṇakarāja
For Hindus big numbers always mattered and our mathematics is quite reflection of this fascination. Since the earliest times, Hindus devised various methods to obtain square roots of numbers, especially approximations of irrational roots correct to multiple decimal places. The … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Scientific ramblings
Tagged Bakshali, Chajjaka, chaos, fractal, fractals, geometry, Hindu mathematics, hyperbola, NewtonRaphson, quartic functions, recreational geometry, square root