Ancient Indian Leaps into Mathematics Hardback
Edited by B.S. Yadav, Man Mohan
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 well-known and universally-accepted discoveries from India, including the concept of zero and the decimal representation of numbers, have made lasting contributions to the foundation of modern mathematics.
Through a systematic approach, this book examines these ancient mathematical ideas that were spread throughout India, China, the Islamic world, and Western Europe.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 218 pages, 30 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 218 p. 30 illus.
- Publisher: Birkhauser Boston Inc
- Publication Date: 28/10/2010
- Category: History of mathematics
- ISBN: 9780817646943