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Madhava of Sangamagrama (c. 1340 – c. 1425), was an Indian mathematician-astronomer from the town of Sangamagrama. His writings were later transmitted to Europe via Jesuit missionaries and traders who were active around the ancient port of Muziris at the …

Surya Siddhanta is the first among the traditions or doctrines (siddhanta) in archaeo-astronomy of the Vedic era. Infact, it is the oldest ever book in world which describes earth as sphere but not flat, gravity being reason for …

Bhaskaracharya (Bhāskara the teacher) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer of 12th century AD. He is refered as Bhāskara II to avoid confusion with Bhāskara I (of 7th century AD). He was born near Vijjadavida (Bijapur in modern …

Aryabhata, born in 476 CE, was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. There is a general tendency to misspell his name as “Aryabhatta” by analogy with …

In mathematics, the Pythagorean (Pythagoras) theorem (written around 400 BC) is a relation among the three sides of a right triangle (right-angled triangle). In terms of areas, it states: “In any right-angled triangle, the area of the square whose side …