# All posts tagged: Ancient Mathematics

## How Pingala created the Binary Number System

Ancient Indian prosodist and mathematician Pingala was the first to develop and use the binary number system

## India’s Unique Place in the World of Numbers and Numerals – III

The Indo-Aryan languages of India are the most complex decimal system of all, where there is such complete fusion and inflection between the tens and unit numbers that it becomes necessary to learn individually the exact form of every number from 1-100.

## India’s Unique Place in the World of Numbers and Numerals – II

The simplest and most primitive number system in the world even as late as the twentieth-twenty-first century CE, as well as the most developed and elaborate number system in the world even as early as during the Vedic period.

## India’s Unique Place in the World of Numbers and Numerals -I

India represents the world in microcosm. It has the simplest and most primitive number system in the world even as late as the twentieth-twenty-first century CE, as well as the most developed and elaborate number system in the world even as early as during the Vedic period.

## Ancient Mathematical Treasures – Part VIII

Over the last two to three decades, a particular concept, related to math, is gaining quite a popularity amongst the common Indians. It’s called Vedic Maths. This comprises of certain…

## प्राचीन भारत के गणितीय ख़ज़ाने- तीसरा भाग

(प्राचीन भारतीय के गणितीय खजाने, सलिल सावरकर के लेखों की एक नई श्रृंखला है, जो हमारे देश की समृद्ध गणितीय विरासत की हमसे पहचान कराती है। पहला भाग और दूसरा…

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part VII

A primer on Indian developments in Calculus.

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part VI

Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasure is a new series of articles by Salil Sawarkar, introducing the rich mathematical heritage of our country. This is the fifth article in the series. Read…

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part V

Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasure is a new series of articles by Salil Sawarkar, introducing the rich mathematical heritage of our country. This is the fifth article in the series. Read…

## Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasures – Part IV

(Ancient Indian Mathematical Treasure is a new series of articles by Salil Sawarkar, introducing the rich mathematical heritage of our country. This is the third article in the series. Read…