Mathematics the joy of infinity

The history of the development of mathematics in India is an old as the civilization of its people itself.Sacredliterature like the samhitas , the kalpasutras and the vedangas contain enough material to give us a good idea of the mathematical ability during the time of development of this class of literature. The sulba sutras which forms a part of the Kalpasutras are a varitable store house of information concerning arithmetical operations fractions properties of rectilinear figures irrational numbers and the so called Phythagoran Theorem.the demands of astronomy particularly the need for more accurate computations of planetary motions eclipses etc.. caused Indian mathematics to receive a new lease of life during the first few centuries of the common era In india most of the numbers are from the philosophical and spiritual concepts.For example the 12 adityas 25 tattvas 27 nakshatras 33 devas 49 vayus. The association of spiritual and philosophical concept with number names illustrates the absence of rigid boundaries between science and spirituality in the minds of Indian mathematicians.

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