English_Master December 21, 2015 No Comments
ANCIENT INDIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE India has always been known for its spiritual wisdom. However, not many are aware that ancient India also had a very sophisticated scientific temperament with great many contributions made to the field of science, technology, medicine and astronomy. With India making new progress in the cutting edge field of science and technology, a look at its past will amaze what our ancestors knew and discovered at a point of time when people in most places in the world were still living in primitive ignorance. The most popular and well-known contribution of India is the concept of zero as developed by Aryabhatta. In the Ganita Sara Samgraha, written in 850 A.D., Mahaviracharya, the greatest Jain mathematician mentions the significance of zero. Brahmagupta had solved the Pellian equation in the fifth century and a hundred years later, Aryabhatta calculated the most accurate value of the mathematical constant, Pi, in the Gitikapada. The Bakhsali manuscript, written sometime in the third or fourth century B.C., is an exclusively mathematical text that presents rules and solutions to geometric, algebraic and arithmetical problems with illustrated examples. In the 290 B.C., Bhadrabahu solved the Pythagorean Theorem in Kapasutras. Vedic mathematics existed as a simple method for solving complex mathematical calculations. Though...
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