Brahmagupta, whose father was Jisnugupta, wrote important works on mathematics and astronomy. In particular he wrote Brahmasphutasiddhanta Ⓣ, in Brahmagupta was an Indian mathematician, born in AD in Bhinmal, a state of Rajhastan, India. He spent most of his life in Bhinmal which was under the rule. Brahmagupta, (born —died c. , possibly Bhillamala [modern Bhinmal], Rajasthan, India), one of the most accomplished of the ancient Indian astronomers.

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The height of a mountain multiplied by a given multiplier is the distance to a city; it is not erased. Subtract the colors different from the first color. The historian biograpgy science George Sarton called him “one of the greatest scientists of his race and the greatest of his time.

When it is divided by the rbahmagupta increased by two it is the leap of one of the two who make the same journey. His work was further simplified and added illustrations to by Prithudaka Svamin. Walter Eugene Clark David Pingree. He stressed the importance of these topics as a qualification for a mathematician, or calculator ganaka.

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Hence, the elevation of the horns [of the crescent can be derived] from calculation. He is believed to have lived and worked in Bhinmal in present day Rajasthan, India, for a few years.

In his Brahma treatise, Brahmagupta criticized contemporary Indian astronomer on their different opinion. The details regarding his family life are obscure. The text also elaborated on the methods of solving linear and quadratic equations, rules for summing series, and a method for computing square roots. The book is written in arya-meter comprising verses and 24 chapters.


Ghurye believed that he might have been from the Multan or Abu region. It also contained the first clear description of the quadratic formula the solution of the quadratic equation.

The Nothing That Is: Mathematics portal Astronomy portal Biography portal India portal. The Euclidean algorithm was known to him as the “pulverizer” since it breaks numbers down into ever smaller pieces. Given the lengths of the sides of any cyclic quadrilateral, Brahmagupta gave an approximate and an exact formula for the figure’s area. Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician, who was the culminating figure of the scientific….

As no proofs are given, it is not known how Brahmagupta’s results were derived. grahmagupta

The square-root of the sum of the two products of the sides and opposite sides of a non-unequal quadrilateral is the diagonal.

By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. In chapter twelve of his BrahmasphutasiddhantaBrahmagupta provides a formula useful for generating Pythagorean triples:. The reader is expected to know the basic arithmetic operations as brahmaguptz as taking the square root, although he explains how to find the cube and cube-root of an integer and later gives rules facilitating the computation of squares and square roots.

It was also a centre of learning for mathematics and astronomy.

Brahmagupta biography

In chapter eighteen of his BrahmasphutasiddhantaBrahmagupta describes operations on negative numbers. He further finds the average depth of a series of pits. Multiplication, evolution, and unknown quantities were represented by abbreviations of appropriate terms.


He was among the few thinkers of his era who had realized that the earth was not flat as many believed, but a sphere.


He also gave partial solutions to certain types of indeterminate equations of the second degree with two unknown variables. Expeditions were sent into Gurjaradesa. Each yuga is progressively shorter than the preceding one, corresponding to brahmagkpta decline in biographhy moral and physical state of humanity.

He first describes addition and subtraction. He brought originality to the treatise by adding a great deal of new material to it. He established a formula for the area of cyclic quadrilaterals brahmavupta from Heron’s formulaand continued Diophantus’ work by characterizing all the solutions of linear congruences, and by proposing the quadratic Diophantine equation which nowadays is known as Pell equation.

He is the author of two early works on mathematics and astronomy: At the end of a bright [i. That of which [the square] is the square is [its] square-root.

Brahmagupta became an astronomer of the Brahmapaksha school, one of the four major schools of Indian astronomy during this period. The sum of the squares is that [sum] multiplied by twice the [number of] step[s] increased by one [and] divided by three.