Monday, March 30, 2020

MATHS IN ANCIENT INDIA

Anuva Kalawar, USA
Indian maths has been traced  back to the ancient books called the Vedas, the holy books of the Hindus. They are more than 5000 years old. The number 0 to 9 came from India and the Arab traders carried it to the rest of the world. India also invented the decimal system with place values from zero to infinity.There is a record   
that Guatama Buddha was acquainted with the names of different powers of ten up to 10 raised to the power of 53.The zero symbol was shown as a dot (.) and was used in a metric system by a mathematician called Pingala in 200 B.C.
Mahavira who lived in 9 AD the sun. first discovered a very well-known formula for permutations and theorem was not really developed combinations which has been by Pythagoras, but was actually wrongly attributed to Herigone (1634 AD).

Another mathematician and astronomer named Aryabhatta (5 AD) proved that the earth is round and reflects and receives the sun's light. He also stated that the sun does not move, but the earth and other planets in the solar system move on their axis and around the sun.

The so-called Pythagoras, but was actually being used by Indian mathematicians in 6 BC, long before he was even born!                                                                                    
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