great indians 2.bhaskaracharya ii..genius in algebra
June 29, 2007 12:33pm CST
Hi friends, I want to share to the whole world about India's great people whom even the Indians donot know much how great they are..If we donot remember them now, we shall forget them forever and the great works they did during their times because of which most world is running on.. I am starting 9 discussions on all the great people of India so please share ur what ever you know about them and let the whole world know how great really India is..please visit the remaining 8 and know abou them In this discussion, let us know about BHASKARACHARYA II Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Bhaskaracharya's work in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry catapulted him to fame and immortality. His renowned mathematical works called "Lilavati" and "Bijaganita" are considered to be unparalled and a memorial to his profound intelligence. Its translation in several languages of the world bear testimony to its eminence. In his treatise "Siddhant Shiromani" he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment. In the "Surya Siddhant" he makes a note on the force of gravity: "Objects fall on earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction." Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton. He was the champion among mathematicians of ancient and medieval India. His works fired the imagination of Persian and European scholars, who through research on his works earned fame and popularity.