# Mathematician:Bhaskara 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 Bhaskara II (Acharya).

## Nationality

Indian

## History

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

## Publications

- c. 600:
*Mahabhaskariya* *Laghubhaskariya*- 629:
*Āryabhaṭīyabhāṣya*(a commentary on the work of Aryabhata the Elder)

## Also known as

The name can also be rendered **Bhāskara I**.

## Sources

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