Brahmagupta was an Ancient Indian astronomer and mathematician who lived from AD to AD. He was born in the city of Bhinmal in Northwest India. Brahmagupta, whose father was Jisnugupta, wrote important works on mathematics and astronomy. In particular he wrote Brahmasphutasiddhanta Ⓣ, in The field of mathematics is incomplete without the generous contribution of an Indian mathematician named, Brahmagupta. Besides being a great.

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Addition was indicated by juxtaposition, subtraction by placing a dot over the subtrahend, brahmagupga division by placing the divisor below the dividend, as in our fractional notation but without the bar.

In Brahmagupta’s case, the disagreements stemmed largely from the choice of astronomical parameters and theories.

He is the author of two early works on mathematics and astronomy: The Indians called the Euclidean algorithm the “pulverizer” because it breaks numbers down to smaller and smaller pieces. A negative minus zero is negative, a positive [minus zero] positive; zero [minus zero] is zero.

The rift between the mathematicians was created based on their varying ways of applying mathematics to physical world. Leonardo da Vinci, Italian: The square of a negative or of a positive is positive; [the square] of zero is zero.

The Euclidean algorithm was known to him as the “pulverizer” nathematician it breaks numbers down into ever smaller pieces.

Brahmagupta Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

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One theorem gives the lengths of the two segments a triangle’s base is divided into by its altitude:. He also described the rules of operations on negative numbers which come quite close to the modern understanding of numbers. The kingdom of Bhillamala seems to have been annihilated but Ujjain repulsed the attacks.


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Brahmagupta then goes on to give the sum of the squares mathematjcian cubes of mathemwtician first n integers. Indian astronomic material circulated widely for centuries, even passing into medieval Latin texts. There was a problem with your submission. A good deal of it is astronomy, but it also contains key chapters on mathematics, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and algorithmics, which are believed to contain new insights due to Brahmagupta himself.

For the volume of a frustum of a pyramid, he gives the “pragmatic” value as the depth times mathemayician square of the mean of the edges of the top and bottom faces, and he gives the “superficial” volume as the depth times their mean area. Views Read Edit View history. Brahmagupta’s most famous result in geometry is his formula for cyclic quadrilaterals. In addition to astronomy, his book also contained various chapters on mathematics.

He initially estimated it to be at days, 6 hours, 5 minutes, and 19 seconds which is remarkably close to brahmaupta actual value of days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and about 45 seconds.


Brahmagupta is credited to have given the most accurate of the early calculations of the length of the solar year. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Besides being a great mathematician he was an even brilliant astronomer who wrote several books on these subjects. At the end maathematician a bright [i. Later, Brahmagupta moved to Ujjainwhich was also a major centre for astronomy.


Previously, the sum 3 – 4, for example, was considered to be either meaningless or, mqthematician best, just zero.

It is speculated that it was the revision of the siddhanta he received from the school. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brahmagupta.

His remaining eighteen sines are,,,, He further gives a theorem on rational triangles. An immediate outcome was the spread of the decimal number system used in the texts. That of which [the square] is the square is [its] square-root. Brahmagupta directed a great deal of criticism towards the work of rival astronomers, and his Brahmasphutasiddhanta displays one of the earliest schisms among Indian mathematicians.

Brahmagupta – Indian Mathematics – The Story of Mathematics

He essentially manipulated right triangles to produce isosceles triangles, scalene triangles, rectangles, isosceles trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids with three equal sides, and a scalene cyclic quadrilateral. Addition was indicated by placing the numbers side by side, subtraction by placing a dot over the subtrahend, and division by placing the divisor below the dividend, similar to our notation but without the bar.

Some of the major contribution to the field of mathematlcian by Brahmagupta are solar and lunar eclipse calculations and methods for calculating the position of heavenly bodies over time. In the 7th century Brahmagupta took up what is now erroneously called the Pell equation. Brahmagupta was a highly accomplished ancient Indian astronomer and mathematician. Yugain Hindu cosmology, an age of humankind.