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Mathematics in India by Kim Plofker

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Chapter Six

 

 

The Development of “Canonical” Mathematics

Mathematics and mathematical astronomy in the Indian tradition were constantly changing and growing throughout their history. But they also developed over time a certain degree of standardization in their textual format and content. The various classifications of mathematical topics apparently influencing early texts such as the Āryabhaīya, the Brāhma-sphua-siddhānta, and the Bakhshālī Manuscript were mostly replaced by a more uniform structure for organizing mathematical knowledge.

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