Yativrsabha was a Jaina mathematician who gave a description of the universe which is of historical importance in understanding Jaina science and mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- We know nothing of Yativrsabha's dates except for a reference which he makes to the end of the Gupta dynasty which he says was after 231 years of ruling.
- This ended in 551 so we must assume that 551 AD is a date which occurred during Yativrsabha's lifetime.
- This fits with the only other information regarding his dates which are that his work is referenced by Jinabhadra Ksamasramana in 609 and that Yativrsabha himself refers to a work written by Sarvanandin in 458.
- Yativrsabha's work Tiloyapannatti gives various units for measuring distances and time and also describes the system of infinite time measures.
Born about 500, India. Died about 570, India.
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Ancient Indian, Origin India
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive