Bı-jagan. ita of bha-skara-ca-rya

Kumar Dutta, Amartya. (2014) Bı-jagan. ita of bha-skara-ca-rya. At Right Angles, 3 (3). pp. 9-12.

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The above sentence occurs in the book “Number Theory: An approach through history” (p 81–82) by André Weil (1906–98), one of the giants of 20th century mathematics. The mathematician Pierre de Fermat (1601–65) is regarded as the father of modern number theory. The “problem” referred to by Weil has a grand history. It was posed by Fermat in 1657 as part of his efforts to kindle the interest of contemporary mathematicians in the abstract science of numbers. The problem was to

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Authors: Kumar Dutta, Amartya.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: History of mathematics, ancient India, Fermat, Brahmagupta,
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
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