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A critical study of algorithms in the Karaṇīṣaḍvidham

  • K. Ramasubramanian
  • Takao Hayashi
  • Clemency Montelle
  • Shriram M. Chauthaiwale
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Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)

Abstract

Bhāskara’s Bījagaṇitam (BB) contains 11 chapters consisting of 187 verses pertaining to algebra, 2 introductory verses and 9 verses in the epilogue [BīGa1980, pp. 7–59]. In the second verse of the epilogue Bhāskara admits that this text is compiled by selecting notable ideas from his predecessors like Brahmagupta, Śrīdhara, Padmanābha and others [BīGa1980, p. 52]. This is certainly the case in the chapter entitled karaṇīṣaḍvidham (six operations on the surds).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ramasubramanian
    • 1
  • Takao Hayashi
    • 2
  • Clemency Montelle
    • 3
  • Shriram M. Chauthaiwale
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.(emeritus) Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics & StatisticsUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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