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Contribution of aryabhatta to mathematics

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11 Jun '10 07:22 pm

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Aryabhatta is a renowned mathematician and astronomer of ancient India. He was born in 476 AD in Kerala. He studied at the University of Nalanda. One of his major work was Aryabhatiya written in 499 AD. The book dealt with many topics like astronomy, spherical trigonometry, arithmetic, algebra and plane trigonometry. He jotted his inventions in mathematics and astronomy in verse form. The book was translated into Latin in the 13th century. Through the translated Latin version of the Aryabhattiya, the European mathematicians learned how to calculate the areas of triangles, volumes of spheres as well as how to find out the square and cube root.

In the field of astronomy, Aryabhatta was the pioneer to infer that the Earth is spherical and it rotates on its own axis which results in day and night. He even concluded that the moon is dark and shines because of the light of sun. He gave a logical explanation to the theory of solar and lunar eclipses. He declared that eclipses are caused du ...more

Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 11 Jun '10 07:24 pm
In the field of astronomy, Aryabhatta was the pioneer to infer that the Earth is spherical and it rotates on its own axis which results in day and night. He even concluded that the moon is dark and shines because of the light of sun. He gave a logical explanation to the theory of solar and lunar eclipses. He declared that eclipses are caused du ...more

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He suggested formula to calculate the areas of a triangle and a circle,

HE USED LETTERS FOR UNKNOWN QUANTITIES.

WORKED ON THE APPROXIMATION OF "PI" TO 4 DECIMAL PLACES AND DEFINED IT AS IRRATIONAL.

GAVE THE AREA OF TRIANGLE AND CIRCLE.

DEFINED SINE, COSINE, VERSINE AND INVERSE SINE.

Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 12 Jun '10 05:39 pm
HE USED LETTERS FOR UNKNOWN QUANTITIES.

WORKED ON THE APPROXIMATION OF "PI" TO 4 DECIMAL PLACES AND DEFINED IT AS IRRATIONAL.

GAVE THE AREA OF TRIANGLE AND CIRCLE.

DEFINED SINE, COSINE, VERSINE AND INVERSE SINE.

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