# Mathematician:Bhāskara I

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## Mathematician

Indian mathematician who was the first on record to use Hindu-Arabic numerals complete with a symbol for zero.

Gave an approximation of the sine function in his *Āryabhaṭīyabhāṣya* of 629 CE.

Not to be confused with Bhāskara II (Āchārya).

## Nationality

Indian

## History

- Born: c. 600, (possibly) Saurastra (modern Gujarat state), India
- Died: c. 680, (possibly) Asmaka, India

## Theorems

## Books

*Mahabhaskariya**Laghubhaskariya*- 629:
*Āryabhaṭīyabhāṣya*(a commentary on the work of Aryabhata the Elder)

## Also see

- 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $5$: Eternal Triangles