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The Bījagaṇita of Bhāskarācārya: Some highlights

  • K. Ramasubramanian
  • Takao Hayashi
  • Clemency Montelle
  • Sita Sundar Ram
Chapter
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)

Abstract

Arithmetic and algebra form two fundamental branches of mathematics. While arithmetic deals with mathematical operations, algebra deals with the determination of unknown entities. Hence arithmetic was known as vyakta (manifest) gaṇita and algebra was known as avyakta (unmanifest) gaṇita.

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© Hindustan Book Agency 2019 and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ramasubramanian
    • 1
  • Takao Hayashi
    • 2
  • Clemency Montelle
    • 3
  • Sita Sundar Ram
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.(emeritus) Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics & StatisticsUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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