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The Resource A passage to infinity : medieval Indian mathematics from Kerala and its impact, George Gheverghese Joseph, (electronic resource)

A passage to infinity : medieval Indian mathematics from Kerala and its impact, George Gheverghese Joseph, (electronic resource)

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A passage to infinity : medieval Indian mathematics from Kerala and its impact
Title
A passage to infinity
Title remainder
medieval Indian mathematics from Kerala and its impact
Statement of responsibility
George Gheverghese Joseph
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the first faltering steps taken in the mathematical theorisation of infinity which marks the emergence of modern mathematics. It analyses the part played by Indian mathematicians through the Kerala conduit, which is an important but neglected part of the history of mathematics. Passage to Infinity: Medieval Indian Mathematics from Kerala and its Impact begins with an examination of the social origins of the Kerala School and proceeds to discuss its mathematical genesis as well as its achievements. It presents the techniques employed by the School to derive the series expansion
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Joseph, George Gheverghese
Dewey number
510.954/830902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, Medieval
  • Astronomy, Medieval
  • Astronomy, Medieval --India --Kerala
  • Mathematics --India --Kerala --History
  • Mathematics, Medieval
Label
A passage to infinity : medieval Indian mathematics from Kerala and its impact, George Gheverghese Joseph, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The social origins of the Kerala school -- The mathematical origins of the Kerala school -- The highlights of Kerala mathematics and astronomy -- Indian trigonometry : from ancient beginnings to Nilakantha -- Reaching for the stars : the power series for sines and cosines -- Changing perspectives on Indian mathematics -- Exploring transmissions : a case study of Kerala mathematics -- A final assessment
Control code
ocn593310261
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788132108085
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593310261
Label
A passage to infinity : medieval Indian mathematics from Kerala and its impact, George Gheverghese Joseph, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The social origins of the Kerala school -- The mathematical origins of the Kerala school -- The highlights of Kerala mathematics and astronomy -- Indian trigonometry : from ancient beginnings to Nilakantha -- Reaching for the stars : the power series for sines and cosines -- Changing perspectives on Indian mathematics -- Exploring transmissions : a case study of Kerala mathematics -- A final assessment
Control code
ocn593310261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788132108085
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593310261

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