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