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In the above Richa ,
(300) numerals havebeen used. This indicates the use of writing numerals based on 10.
In this age the discovery of
"10th place value method"(writing numberbased on 10)
is great contribution to world by India in the arena of Mathematics.If "zero" and "10 based numbers" were not discovered, it would not have been possibletoday to write big numbers.
The great scholar of America Dr. G. B. Halsteed has also praised this.Shlegal has also accepted that this is the second greatest achievement ofhuman race after the discovery of Alphabets.
This is not known for certain that who invented "zero" and when. But it has been in useright from the "vedic" time. The importance of "zero" and "10th place value method" ismanifested by their wide spread use in today's world. This discovery is the one that hashelped science to reach its current status.In the second section of earlier portion of
Narad Vishnu Puran (written by Ved Vyas)
describes "mathematics" in the context of
. In that numbers have beendescribed which are ten times of each other, in a sequence (10 to the power n). Not onlythat in this book, different methods of "mathematics" like Addition, Subtraction,Multiplication, Addition, Fraction, Square, Square root, Cube root et-cetera have beenelaborately discussed. Problems based on these have also been solved.This proves at that time various mathematical methods were not in concept stage, rather those were getting used in a methodical and expanded manner.
"10th place value method" dispersed from India to Arab. From there it gottransferred to Western countries. This is the reason that digits from 1-9are called "hindsa" by the people of Arab. In western countries0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are called Hindu-Arabic Numerals.
1b) Later Vedic Time (1000 BC - 500 BC)
Shulv and Vedang Jyotish Time
was very important while performing rituals. On the top of "Vedi" different type of
(geometry: as you notice this word is derived from a Sanskrit word)) were made.