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Brahmagupta The Mathematician

Updated on May 20, 2012


Brahmagupta-he followed the footprint of Aryabatta (which I mentioned in my previous hub “History of science2”).His lifetime was between AD 598 and AD660.We can say Brahmagupta was a maestro in Indian mathematics.

Brahhmaguptha born in "Bhillamala", in Sindh district, which is in Pakistan now. His father’s name is Jishnu.He was a member of the king Vikramadithya’s royal assembly.the book “Brahma sphuda Sidhantha” was the famous book of Brahmagupta.He wrote another book named “Khanda Khadhyaka”.Brahmagupta wrote “Brahma sphuda sidhantha” in his 33 years of age, and “Khanda Khadhyaka”in the age of 68.

In “Brahma Sphuda Sidhantha”, we can see some chapter about pure mathematics. In that chapter he wrote about Algebra, Trigonometry and geometry.Brahmagupta started the study about ‘zero’. In that time, he made many experiments with zero. He researched about dividing any number with zero. Today we call the answer as infinity. However, on that time he called it as “khachedam”.He made his experiments on “surd”.


He discovered the formulas for finding the volume of sphere and cone. He found out the method to find out the distance of diagonals of a rectangle. He found out the method to find out the value of a, b and c for a formula a²+b²=c².But the result was published by another scientist named “Fiboncci”.so we today learn this formula by his name only."Fibonacci" lived in 13th century.Brahmagupta invented the formulae SinA/a=SinB/b+SinC/c for an equilateral triangle in first time and the formulae a²=b²+c² this he donated so many inventions towards mathematics.

In history, we can see that Arabians came in touch with Indian mathematics. When the king of Arabia decided to develop the Bagdad town as a Centre of science, he invited the scientists from worldwide to Bagdad. The main scientist from India was Kankan. He was a mathematician. Kankan taught the Arabian “Brahma Sphuda Sidhantha”.It happened in AD 770.The Arabian scientist Mr.Al-Faseeri translated Brahma Sphuda Sidhantha to Arabi.The name of the book was “Sindhing”This book got much popularity in Arabia. However, in India that books and the knowledge went in to darkness. The famous passenger Mr.Albaruni came to India in 11th century .he wrote that Indians lost the even last copy of those historic creations.


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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

      3 years ago from india


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      i got what i want

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      sreelakshmi Anildas 

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      thanks a lot

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

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      he was an ancient era scientist.who made superb invention those days without any advanced technologies in India.thanks for your visit natashalh.

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      I'd never even heard of Brahmagupta. Thanks!

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

      6 years ago from india

      Thanks Lord De Cross for your visit. I am looking for ancient science. This is very interesting. Even though they had very limited technologies, they managed to great inventions.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Hi Vims003,

      Coming back to you. Your history is amazing. Was researching about the Harappan culture and was amazed by their intelligence. The western History of the world has left behind so many brains that happened to be born beyond Indian oceans. Thanks for introducing Brahmagupta to us! Fibonnaci was a genius in his own time. Considered the Machiavelli of Math by us. Great to see you in here.


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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

      6 years ago from india

      thanks for your visit....really it is an encouraging comment for me....

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

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      Thanks Shampa Sadhya for visiting me....thanks for your encouraging comments....

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 

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      thanks Anu...

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      6 years ago from kerala-INDIA

      A great indian and a great mathematician.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      It is a very informative hub.

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      Anoop Aravind A 

      6 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Good committed information about Brahmagupta. Informative hub. Voted up.


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