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Introduction
This book presents contributions of mathematicians covering topics from ancient India, placing them in the broader context of the history of mathematics. Although the translations of some Sanskrit mathematical texts are available in the literature, Indian contributions are rarely presented in major Western historical works. Yet some of the wellknown and universallyaccepted discoveries from India, including the concept of zero and the decimal representation of numbers, have made lasting contributions to the foundation of modern mathematics.
Key topics include:
 The work of two wellknown Indian mathematicians: Brahmagupta and Bhaskaracharya;
 The relationship of Indian mathematics to the mathematics of China and Greece;
 The transmission of mathematical ideas between the Western and nonWestern world;
 A study of Keralese mathematics and coverage of the techniques used in the Śulbasūtras;
 The calendrical calculations, complete with computer programs, enabling readers to determine Indian dates.
Ancient Indian Leaps into Mathematics examines these ancient mathematical ideas that were spread throughout India, China, the Islamic world, and Western Europe. Through a systematic approach, it gives an historical account of ancient Indian mathematical traditions and their influence on other parts of the world.
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 Book Title Ancient Indian Leaps into Mathematics

Editors
B.S. Yadav
Man Mohan
 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/9780817646950
 Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
 Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
 eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
 Hardcover ISBN 9780817646943
 eBook ISBN 9780817646950
 Edition Number 1
 Number of Pages XX, 218
 Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour

Topics
History of Mathematical Sciences
NonWestern Philosophy
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