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# Mathematics as Known to the Vedic Samhitas

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Author: M D Pandit

Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications

Year: 1993

Language: English

Pages: 260

ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170303680

** Description**

This book is written with the view to examine and ascertain whether the Vedas really contain any consideration on mathematics in the real sense. The study is purposefully limited to nine Vedic texts which go by the name Samhitas. The present study deals with the arithmatics only. As one goes through the Vedic Samhitas and examines and interprets the mathematical data, one cannot but be impressed by the high stage of mathematical development in those ancient times.

The books contains following chapters Introductory, Scope of the Present work, the sequence or the -Serial order of the numbers, Characteristic features of the Vedic number system, the methods of counting, The ordinal numbers, Numbers without Number-words, Number as adjectives, Types of Mathematical Operations, Signs and Sign words for Mathematical operations, The concept of sets or groups, Examples of addition, Examples of subtraction, Examples of multiplication, Examples of division, The concept of fractions, Squares, Square-roots, Cubes, Cube-roots, Arithmetic and Geometric progression, Zero, The base 10, The Zero, Resume, Appendix-A, Appendix -B, Bibliography and Abbreviations and Subject Index.

Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

1. Introductory

2. Scope of the present work

3. The sequence or the serial order of the numbers

4. Characteristic features of the Vedic number system

5. The methods of counting

6. The ordinal numbers

7. Numbers without number-words

8. Numbers as adjectives

9. Types of mathematical operations

10. Signs and sign-words for mathematical operations

11. The concept of sets or groups

12. Examples of addition

13. Examples of subtraction

14. Examples of multiplication

15. Examples of division

16. The concept of fractions

17. Squares, square-roots, cubes, cube-roots

18. Arithmetic and geometric progression

19. Zero

20. The base 10

21. The concept of position

22. The journey of zero

23. Resume

APPENDICES

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ABBREVIATIONS

SUBJECT

INDEX