5 Myths about Indian Mathematics

Five myths about Indian mathematics we may heard but may not aware in detail.

Myths about indian mathematics

Myths about indian mathematics

  1. Which Indian mathematician invented algebra?
    The word “algebra” stems from the Arabic word “al-jabr”, from the name of the treatise Book on Addition and Subtraction after the Method of the Indians written by the 9th-century Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, who translated, formalized and commented on ancient Indian and Greek works.
  2. Who invented zero Indian mathematician?
    The Indian mathematician Brahmagupta was the earliest to introduce formal concept of zero in number system. But before that concept existed in Hindu Vedas dating 1500–500 BCE.
  3. Who invented Mathematics in India?
    Indian mathematics emerged in the Indian subcontinent from 1200 BCE until the end of the 18th century. In the classical period of Indian mathematics (400 CE to 1600 CE), important contributions were made by scholars like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji.
  4. Srinivasa Ramanujan & His Equations
    He compiled 3,900 results (mostly identities and equations), before he lost his life at the age of 32. His infinite series for pi was one of his most celebrated findings.
  5. What is Vedic Maths?
    Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. For example, ‘Vertically and Crosswise` is one of these Sutras. These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution.


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