Person: Pandit, Narayana
Narayana was an Indian mathematician who wrote on arithmetic following the work of Bhaskara II.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Some historians dispute that Narayana is the author of this commentary which they attribute to Madhava.
- In the Ganita Kaumudi Narayana considers the mathematical operation on numbers.
- One of the unusual features of Narayana's work Karmapradipika is that he gave seven methods of squaring numbers which are not found in the work of other Indian mathematicians.
- In terms of geometry Narayana gave a rule for a segment of a circle.
- Narayana also gave a rule to calculate approximate values of a square root.
- Narayana gave the rules for the formation of doubly even, even and odd perfect magic squares along with magic triangles, rectangles and circles.
Born about 1340, India. Died about 1400, India.
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Tags relevant for this person:
Algebra, Ancient Indian, Origin India, Number Theory
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