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Re: Bharatiya Predated Newton Calculus "Discovery" By 250 Years
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Indians Predated Newton Calculus "Discovery" By 250 Years

Hindu Press International
Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com
August 16, 2007

www.physorg.com

United Kingdom, August 17, 2007: A little-known school of
scholars in southwest India discovered one of the
founding principles of modern mathematics hundreds of
years before Newton according to new research. Dr. George
Gheverghese Joseph from the University of Manchester says
the Kerala School identified the infinite series--one of
the basic components of calculus--in about 1350. The
discovery is currently--and wrongly--attributed in books
to Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibnitz at the end of
the seventeenth centuries. The team from the Universities
of Manchester and Exeter reveal the Kerala School also
discovered what amounted to the pi series and used it to
calculate pi correct to 9, 10 and later 17 decimal
places. And there is strong circumstantial evidence that
the Indians passed on their discoveries to mathematically
knowledgeable Jesuit missionaries who visited India
during the fifteenth century. That knowledge, they argue,
may have eventually been passed on to Newton himself.

Dr. Joseph made the revelations while trawling through
obscure Indian papers for a yet to be published third
edition of his book "The Crest of the Peacock: the Non-
European Roots of Mathematics" by Princeton University
Press. He said: "The beginnings of modern maths is
usually seen as a European achievement but the
discoveries in medieval India between the fourteenth and
sixteenth centuries have been ignored or forgotten. "The
brilliance of Newton's work at the end of the seventeenth
century stands undiminished--especially when it came to
the algorithms of calculus. "But other names from the
Kerala School, notably Madhava and Nilakantha, should
stand shoulder to shoulder with him as they discovered
the other great component of calculus--infinite series."

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-news/hindu-press-
international/indians-predated-newton-calculus--
discovery--by-250-years/7015.html

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http://www.hinduismtoday.com

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