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Relation between the circumference and the diameter and computation of Rsines

  • Venketeswara Pai
  • K. Ramasubramanian
  • M. S. Sriram
  • M. D. Srinivas
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Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)

Abstract

May the diameter be multiplied by four, kept separately at several places, and divided by the odd numbers 3, 5, 7 etc. [The results] may be sequentially applied negatively and positively to the diameter multiplied by four. Then we obtain a very accurate [value of the] circumference.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Venketeswara Pai
    • 1
  • K. Ramasubramanian
    • 2
  • M. S. Sriram
    • 3
  • M. D. Srinivas
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Science Education and ResearchPuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Prof. K.V. Sarma Research FoundationChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Centre for Policy StudiesChennaiIndia

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