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The Resource Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker

Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker

Label
Mathematics in India
Title
Mathematics in India
Statement of responsibility
Kim Plofker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on extensive research in Sanskrit sources, Mathematics in India chronicles the development of mathematical techniques and texts in South Asia from antiquity to the early modern period. Kim Plofker reexamines the few facts about Indian mathematics that have become common knowledge--such as the Indian origin of Arabic numerals--and she sets them in a larger textual and cultural framework. The book details aspects of the subject that have been largely passed over in the past, including the relationships between Indian mathematics and astronomy, and their cross-fertilizations with Islamic scientific traditions. Plofker shows that Indian mathematics appears not as a disconnected set of discoveries, but as a lively, diverse, yet strongly unified discipline, intimately linked to other Indian forms of learning. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plofker, Kim
Dewey number
510.954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA27.I4
LC item number
P56 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • HISTORY
  • Mathematics
  • India
  • Indien
  • Mathematik
Label
Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mathematical thought in Vedic India -- Mathematical traces in the early classical period -- The mathematical universe -- The genre of medieval mathematics -- The development of "canonical" mathematics -- The school of Madhava in Kerala -- Exchanges with the Islamic world -- Continuity and changes in the modern period -- Appendix A. Some basic features of Sanskrit language and literature -- A.1. Elements of spoken and written Sanskrit -- A. 2. the structure of Sanskrit verse -- A. 3. The documentary sources of texts -- A. 4. Meaning and interpretation : caveat lector! -- A. 5. Glossary of transliterated technical terms -- Appendix B. Biographical data on Indian mathematicians
Control code
650305544
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612644986
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 264498
  • 22573/cttwm81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650305544
Label
Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mathematical thought in Vedic India -- Mathematical traces in the early classical period -- The mathematical universe -- The genre of medieval mathematics -- The development of "canonical" mathematics -- The school of Madhava in Kerala -- Exchanges with the Islamic world -- Continuity and changes in the modern period -- Appendix A. Some basic features of Sanskrit language and literature -- A.1. Elements of spoken and written Sanskrit -- A. 2. the structure of Sanskrit verse -- A. 3. The documentary sources of texts -- A. 4. Meaning and interpretation : caveat lector! -- A. 5. Glossary of transliterated technical terms -- Appendix B. Biographical data on Indian mathematicians
Control code
650305544
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612644986
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 264498
  • 22573/cttwm81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650305544

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