Person: Brahmagupta


Brahmagupta was the foremost Indian mathematician of his time. He made advances in astronomy and most importantly in number systems including algorithms for square roots and the solution of quadratic equations.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 598, (possibly) Ujjain, India. Died 670, India.

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Algebra, Analysis, Ancient Arab, Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Indian, Astronomy, Geometry, Origin India, Number Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive