# Contributions to the History of Indian Mathematics

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*G. G. Emch; R. Sridharan; M. D. Srinivas*

A publication of Hindustan Book Agency

This volume resulted from the first Joint India–AMS meeting
in Mathematics held in Bangalore. One of its themes was the "History
of Indian Mathematics". The refereed articles in the book were written
by invited speakers and cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from
Vedic Prosody and ancient Buddhist logic to the contributions of
Srinivasa Ramanujan and Indian contributions to quantum
statistics.

The first section, which deals with the ancient period, has two
articles, one on Vedic Prosody and the work of Pingala and the other
on Buddhist Logic.

The next section which discusses the mathematics of the classical
and medieval periods begins with two articles, one on the work of
Brahmagupta on Bhavana and its applications, another on the
contributions of Bhaskara II to the mathematics of Karani or
surds. The next article is on the use of power series techniques by
the medieval Kerala School of Mathematics. The next two articles focus
on the nature of algorithms in Indian Mathematics and Astronomy. The
final article of this section is on the notion of proofs in Indian
Mathematics and the tradition of Upapattis in Mathematics and
Astronomy of India.

The third section is devoted to the modern period. The first
article points to some surprising contributions of Srinivasa Ramanujan
on partial fractions while the second surveys the history of some of
the contributions of Indian mathematicians to Quantum
Statistics.

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#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians.