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An overview of the history of Indian mathematics

October 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will oer a brief overview of some of ancient and medieval India’s landmark achievements in the field of mathematics, beginning with geometry and moving on to algebra and elements of calculus. A few examples will include the so-called Pythagoras theorem, the numeral notation system, concepts of infinity and infinitesimal. The talk will also set the cultural and historical context in which these advances as well as the pragmatic methods Indian mathematicians adopted, in contrast with Greek ones.Discipline/Coordinating Entity: Mathematics


October 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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