Mathematician:Baudhayana

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Mathematician

Indian mathematician, also a priest, believed to have flourished c. $800$ BCE.

Believed to have been a skilled craftsman, thus to have used his mathematical expertise in practical ways.

Did some early research into creating a circle with the same area as a given square.

Discovered $\pi$ to some degree of precision, and discovered what is now known as Pythagoras's Theorem.

Also evaluated the square root of 2 to five decimal places of accuracy.


Nationality

Indian


History

  • Lived sometime around 800 BCE.


Books and Papers

  • Shrautasūtra
  • Dharmasūtra


Sources