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Indian Mathematics and Astronomy




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.


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 15 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.


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