**Why this course?**

India produced significant accomplishments in mathematics, astronomy and science, but they find no mention or very scanty mention in any school or college syllabus. Have you heard of the Ujjain Meridian that was used by Indians for two thousand years before Greenwich Meridian. So why does India and the world use Greenwich mean time?We hear about Archimedes principle or Newton’s laws. Why are no scientific theorems or mathematical formulae or equations named after Aryabhata or Bhaskara or Madhava? Surely they had significant accomplishments for ISRO to name satellites in their honour. This course will dwell upon these questions and explain how Indian mathematicians incorporated Poetry, Wordplay, Bhakti, Skepticism, and Romance into their science.It will teach us how Sanskrit was used for writing mathematics andhow other ancient civilizations like Sumeria, Egypt, China, Greeks, Mayans accomplished in their times.

**Important note:** This is a self paced course. Here, you can access the videos as per your convenience, from anywhere, any time. No regular live sessions by the instructor will be happening that you have to attend in allotted time and date.

**Course Information**

Duration: 8 hours

Level: Introductory

Medium: English

Delivery: Online

Contact Details: cis@indusuni.ac.in

**What you will learn**

① An introduction to Sanskrit and its use as a language of science

② The origins of Indian astronomy and mathematics

③ How numbers are represented in Sanskrit

④ TheAstronomy and Mathematics of Ancient Civilizations like Sumeria, Egypt, China, Greek, and Mayan

⑤ The origin and development of Mathematics and Astronomy in India in four eras, namely: *Vedic Era, Vedanga Era, Era of 18 Siddhantas,Classical Era*

**What you will get**

① Videos of high quality, of around 8 hours, instructed by R. Gopu.

② Reference materials such as online links and books for further study.

③ Quizzes that will make you learn faster and more thoroughly.

④ A certificate from Indus University on successful completion of the course.

⑤ Interactive sessions with the instructor.

**Refund Policy:** Since these courses are available at subsidised rates, there is no provision for refund once you have enrolled for a course. In case you are not able to attend the course due to any unforeseen circumstances, we can accommodate you in a different course in lieu of the course you originally enrolled for.

### Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: Languages of Science | |||

1.1. Roots of Algebra | 00:00:00 | ||

1.2. Indian Mathematicians | 00:00:00 | ||

1.3. Eurocentric Mathematics | 00:00:00 | ||

1.4. Terms of Modern Science | 00:00:00 | ||

1.5. Mathematics and Astronomy | 00:00:00 | ||

1.6. Poetry in Mathematics | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 1: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 2: An Introduction to Astronomy | |||

2.1. Basic Concepts | 00:00:00 | ||

2.2. History of Modern Astronomy | 00:00:00 | ||

2.3. The Spherical Earth | 00:00:00 | ||

2.4. Nakshatras | 00:00:00 | ||

2.5. Eclipses | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 2: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 3: Numbers in Sanskrit | |||

3.1. Representing Numbers | 00:00:00 | ||

3.2. Bhutasankhya | 00:00:00 | ||

3.3. Katapayadi | 00:00:00 | ||

3.4. Place Value System | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 3: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 4: Vedic Era | |||

4.1. Overview | 00:00:00 | ||

4.2. Calendar | 00:00:00 | ||

4.3. Mathematics | 00:00:00 | ||

4.4. Astronomy | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 4: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 5: Astronomy and Mathematics of Ancient Cultures | |||

5.1. Overview | 00:00:00 | ||

5.2. Sumeria | 00:00:00 | ||

5.3. Egypt | 00:00:00 | ||

5.4. Greece | 00:00:00 | ||

5.5. Mayan | 00:00:00 | ||

5.6. Chinese | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 5: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 6: Vedangas | |||

6.1. Oral Tradition | 00:00:00 | ||

6.2. Vyaakarna | 00:00:00 | ||

6.3. Chandas | 00:00:00 | ||

6.4. Shulba Sutras | 00:00:00 | ||

6.5. Jyotisha | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 6: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 7: 18 Siddhantas | |||

7.1. The Principles | 00:00:00 | ||

7.2. Trigonometry | 00:00:00 | ||

7.3. Planetary Movements | 00:00:00 | ||

7.4. Schools of Jyotisha | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 7: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited | ||

Lesson 8: Classical Period | |||

8.1. Brief History of Astronomy | 00:00:00 | ||

8.2. Prayers and Playfulness | 00:00:00 | ||

8.3. Mathematics of Aryabhatta | 00:00:00 | ||

8.4. Mathematics of Brahmagupta | 00:00:00 | ||

8.5. Mathematics of Mahavira | 00:00:00 | ||

8.6. Manuj Grantham | 00:00:00 | ||

8.7. Kerala School | 00:00:00 | ||

Quiz 8: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy | Unlimited |

**18 STUDENTS ENROLLED**