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Gaṇitānanda pp 555-561 | Cite as

Indian Mathematical Sciences Abroad During Pre-modern Times

  • K. RamasubramanianEmail author
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Abstract

Views regarding the origin of mathematics have been changing fast during the last 50 years. The publication of old Babylonian texts in the thirties has not only upset the theory of the Greek origin of mathematics but rather gave rise to the view that the Greek mathematics itself was a derivative of the Babylonian mathematics. According to a tradition, Thales visited Egypt and Pythagoras is said to have even visited India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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