Sunday, May 25, 2014

Aryabhata: Astronomer and Mathematician of Ancient India


Born in the second half of the fifth century AD, Aryabhata was a top astronomer and mathematician of the Gupta times in ancient India. He suggested that the earth revolved around the sun and rotated on its axis. 

He was the first to have the knowledge of zero. It can be said with certainty that knowledge of mathematics in the Gupta period was more advanced than that reached by any other country of antiquity.

Aryabhata, was the author of Aryabhatiya which was written in 499 AD

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