Monday, January 05, 2015

Vedic stuff making waves again

I am reminded of Aravindhan's remarks quoted at the end of this post. As Mumford says in his review of Kim Plofker's book on Indian mathematics says "Nevertheless,it is much more satisfying,when reading ancient works,to know as much as possible about the society in which these mathematicians worked,to know what mathematics was used for in their society, and how they themselves lived."

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