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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).
- Born: c. 600, (possibly) Saurastra (modern Gujarat state), India
- Died: c. 680, (possibly) Asmaka, India
- c. 600: Mahabhaskariya
- 629: Āryabhaṭīyabhāṣya (a commentary on Aryabhatiya by Aryabhata the Elder)
Also known as
The name can also be rendered Bhāskara I.
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