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"Mathematician And Astronomer"



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Aryabhata was an acclaimed mathematician-astronomer. He was born in Kusumapura (present day Patna) in Bihar, India. His contribution to mathematics, science and astronomy is immense, and yet he has not been accorded the recognition in the world history of science. At the age of 24, he wrote his famed “Aryabhatiya”. He was aware of the concept of zero, as well as the use of large numbers up to 1018. He was the first to calculate the value for ‘pi’ accurately to the fourth decimal point. He devised the formula for calculating areas of triangles and circles. He calculated the circumference of the earth as 62,832 miles, which is an excellent approximation, and suggested that the apparent rotation of the heavens was due to the axial rotation of the earth on its axis. He was the first known astronomer to devise a continuous counting of solar days, designating each day with a number. He asserted that the planets shine due to the reflection of sunlight, and that the eclipses occur due to the shadows of moon and

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Aryabhata, the INDIAN ASTRONOMER AND MATHEMATICIAN also known as Aryabhata the Elder Aryabhata I. He was born in 476, Kusumapura? India and died in the c.550.

Works In Mathematics

  • Aryabhatiya covers arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Plane trigonometry and
  •  spherical trigonometry.
  • It also contains continued fractions, quadratic equations, sums-of-power series, and a table of sines.
  • Aryabhata worked on the approximation for pi ( {\displaystyle \pi } \pi ), and may have come to the conclusion that {\displaystyle \pi } \pi is irrational.
  • Astronomy

    Aryabhata's system of astronomy was called the audAyaka system, in which days are reckoned from uday, dawn at lanka or "equator"

    Motions of the solar system

    Aryabhata correctly insisted that the earth rotates about its axis daily, and that the apparent movement of the stars is a relative motion caused by the rotation of the earth, contrary to the then-prevailing view, that the sky rotated.

    Aryabhata described a geocentric model of the solar system, in which the Sun and Moon are each carried by epicycles.


    Solar and lunar eclipses were scientifically explained by Aryabhata. He states that the Moon and planets shine by reflected sunlight.

    As mentioned, Aryabhata advocated an astronomical model in which the Earth turns on its own axis.

    India's first satellite named after Aryabhata.

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