The Golden Age of Indian Mathematics

S. PARAMESWARAN

SWADESHI SCIENCE MOVEMENT
KEJW.A

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He had served as founder·president of Kerala Mathematics Association and National Forum of Mathemalics Education./ THE GOLDEN AGE OF INDIAN MATHEMATICS Till recently i1 was considered Ihal Indian mathematics remained barren during the period between Ihe thirteenth century and the eighteenth century. Kerala. c. lirst rank and joined lhe University College at Trivandrum lhe same year as Lecturer in Mathematics.1716). H e passed his B. . He secured an assistanceship lor research in the University of illinOIS (USA) in 1 957 and he was awarded Ph. he has t o his credit about technical and popular science arlicles published in periodicals and mote than a dOlen popular science books. who broke the linile barrier and soaredlo Ihe infinite. Newton ( 1 642. � renowned professor of Malhemalics.1727) and Leibnitz (1 646 . The infiniteseries expansions he reaped anticipated the discoveries of mathematicians like James Gregory (1638. Kerala. algebra etc. In short. India.1 675). Now � has come to light that it embalms the "Golden Age" of Indian mathematics. Parameswaran. The earlier mathematicians were working on mathematics of the finite · trigonometry. S. 1340 - 1 425). Ihe southern most pari of India produced a mathematician by name Madhavan (c. Dr. Aparl from a number of Mathematics Text Books he wrote for COllege students. In recognition of his merits as a teacher he was appointed on retirement from service as Emeritus Professor of Mathematics by the UniverSity Grants Commission.Sc (Honours) degree in 1941 in first class. was born on September 1 920 in NOr1h Parur. Madhavan deselVes 10 be called the lather of infiniteSimal af)alysis.D degree by that University 200 in 1960. mensuration.

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