TITLE

Brahmagupta

AUTHOR(S)
Aliprandini, Michael
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Brahmagupta;2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Biographical information on seventh-century Indian mathematician and astronomer Brahmagupta is presented. Brahmagupta's two major works influenced both fields, particularly in India and the Arab world. He is remembered as the first mathematician to explore the concept of zero, and as the first to apply mathematics to astronomy. His mathematical work was predominately in arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. His important formulas can be used to calculate cyclic quadrilaterals and to calculate sines. In astronomy, he observed eclipses and the motions of planets, and theorized that the earth is round. Information on Brahmagupta's birth and early life is reviewed.
ACCESSION #
20912937

 

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