The Resource Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker
Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker
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 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 knowledgesuch as the Indian origin of Arabic numeralsand 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 crossfertilizations 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xi, 357 pages)
 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
 Isbn
 9781400834075
 Label
 Mathematics in India
 Title
 Mathematics in India
 Statement of responsibility
 Kim Plofker
 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 knowledgesuch as the Indian origin of Arabic numeralsand 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 crossfertilizations 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
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 1964
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 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
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 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 MATHEMATICS
 HISTORY
 Mathematics
 India
 Indien
 Mathematik
 Label
 Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker
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 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 327351) and index
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 online resource
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 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
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 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (xi, 357 pages)
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 unknown
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781400834075
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 unknown
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 computer
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 rdamedia
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 c
 Other control number
 9786612644986
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 illustrations, map
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 264498
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 Specific material designation
 remote
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 (OCoLC)650305544
 Label
 Mathematics in India, Kim Plofker
 Antecedent source
 unknown
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 327351) 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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