Gaṇitānanda pp 345-351 | Cite as

Early Indians on Second-Order Sine-Differences

  • K.  RamasubramanianEmail author


The well-known property that the second order differences of sines are proportional to the sines themselves was known even to Āryabhaṭa I (born ad 476) whose Āryabhaṭīya is the earliest extant historical work (of the dated type) containing a sine table.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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