# All posts tagged: Ancient Indian Mathematics

## Indian Binary Numbers And The Katapayadi Notation

Many scholars have argued that the KTPY scheme goes as early as Vararuci and its earliest use should belong squarely in the centuries BC, they have not been able to provide an unambiguous usage which is that early. The object of this note is to provide that early evidence of a form of the KTPY scheme.

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part VIII: Number of Meters

In previous articles, we have dealt with poetic meters where all the four quarters of a verse had the same pattern of Laghus and Gurus. Such meters are called Samavrutta.

## Panini’s Grammar and Computer Science

In this paper we discuss formal aspects of certain rules of Panini’s grammar- Astadhyayi (A), which is traditionally studied together with the dhatupatha, which is a list of verbal roots arranged into sublists, and the ganapatha, which is a list of various classes of morphs, one class being the dhatupatha.

## Wonders, Mysteries and Misconceptions in Indian Astronomy Part VI

The Indian Sine-Table, with its accuracy, practicality, and compactness, is a wonder of ancient science.

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part VI: Meru Prastaar

Pingala’s Meru Prastaar which is popularly known as Pascal’s Triangle. It predates the Pascal triangle by at least 1800 years

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part V: Algorithm to Calculate the Value of an Exponential

Pingala’s Algorithm was the earliest and quickest methods to calculate exponential of any number

## Ancient Mathematical Treasures – Part VIII

Over the last two to three decades, a particular concept, related to math, is gaining quite a popularity amongst the common Indians. It’s called Vedic Maths. This comprises of certain…

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part VI

Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasure is a new series of articles by Salil Sawarkar, introducing the rich mathematical heritage of our country. This is the fifth article in the series. Read…

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part V

Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasure is a new series of articles by Salil Sawarkar, introducing the rich mathematical heritage of our country. This is the fifth article in the series. Read…

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part IV

(Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasure is a new series of articles by Salil Sawarkar, introducing the rich mathematical heritage of our country. This is the third article in the series. Read…