Person: Sripati
Sripati was an Indian who wrote works on astronomy and arithmetic.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Sripati was a follower of the teaching of Lalla writing on astrology, astronomy and mathematics.
 Sripati was the most prominent Indian mathematicians of the 11th Century.
 Among Sripati's works are: Dhikotidakarana written in 1039, a work of twenty verses on solar and lunar eclipses; Dhruvamanasa written in 1056, a work of 105 verses on calculating planetary longitudes, eclipses and planetary transits; Siddhantasekhara a major work on astronomy in 19 chapters; and Ganitatilaka an incomplete arithmetical treatise in 125 verses based on a work by Sridhara.
 In verses 3, 4 and 5 of this chapter Sripati gave the rules of signs for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square, square root, cube and cube root of positive and negative quantities.
 Sripati wrote a commentary on this work in Marathi and it is one of the oldest works to have survived that is written in that language.
 There is one other work on astrology the Daivajnavallabha which some historians claim was written by Sripati while other claim that it is the work of Varahamihira.
Born 1019, (probably) Rohinikhanda, Maharashtra, India. Died 1066, India.
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Ancient Indian, Astronomy, Origin India
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