Mathematician:Mahaviracharya

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Mathematician

Indian mathematician best known for separating the subject of mathematics from that of astrology.

Gave the sum of a series whose terms are squares of an arithmetical progression and empirical rules for area and perimeter of an ellipse.


Nationality

Indian


History

  • Born: c. 800 in possibly Mysore, India
  • Died: c. 870 in India


Achievements

  • Solutions of equations of the forms $a x^n = q$ and $a \dfrac {x^n - 1} {x - 1} = p$


Publications


Also known as

The name can also be rendered Mahāvīrāchārya.

Mahaviracharya literally means Mahavira the teacher.

Often referred to as just Mahavira.


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