Contributions to the History of Indian Mathematics

  • Editors
  • Gérard G. Emch
  • R. Sridharan
  • M. D. Srinivas

Part of the Culture and History of Mathematics book series (CHMATH, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introductory Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
  3. Ancient Period

  4. Classical and Medieval Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Amartya Kumar Dutta
      Pages 77-114
    3. M. S. Sriram
      Pages 153-182
    4. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 183-208
    5. M. D. Srinivas
      Pages 209-248
  5. Modern Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. George E. Andrews
      Pages 251-260

About this book


This volume consists of a collection of articles based on lectures given by scholars from India, Europe and USA at the sessions on 'History of Indian Mathematics' at the AMS-India mathematics conference in Bangalore during December 2003. These articles cover a wide spectrum of themes in Indian mathematics. They begin with the mathematics of the ancient period dealing with Vedic Prosody and Buddhist Logic, move on to the work of Brahmagupta, of Bhaskara, and that of the mathematicians of the Kerala school of the classical and medieval period, and end with the work of Ramanaujan, and Indian contributions to Quantum Statistics during the modern era. The volume should be of value to those interested in the history of mathematics.

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