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Aryabhatta- Life and Contributions
Hooda, D.S. , Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, Jaypee Institute of Engg. & Tech., Madhya Pradesh.
Kapur, J.N. , Honorary Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi.
PRINTED BOOK DETAILS:
ISBN : 978-81-224-1305-2
Publication Year : 1996
Edition : 2nd
Reprint : 2009
Pages : 188
Price : $ 15.00
Binding : Hardbound
      
About the Book:

This book describes the life and work of Aryabhata, one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers of all time. The second edition includes:
  • A comparative picture of Aryabhatas work vis-a-vis the work of other important mathematicians.
  • Review of various advances based on Aryabhatas work.
  • A critical assessment of Aryabhatas contribution in mathematics and astronomy.
The book presents a rewarding study for all those interested in mathematics and astronomy as well as those interested inIndias ancient heritage.


About the Author:

Prof. D.S. Hooda did his M.A. (Maths.) from Delhi University in 1969 and M.Phil. from Meerut University in 1976. He did is his Ph.D. K.U. Kurukshetra in 1981. His field of specialization is information Theory and its Applications. His research interests are information measures, source coding, entropy optimization principles and their applications in statistics, finance, survival analysis, and bounds on probabilities of error, pattern recognition and fuzzy information. He has published about 50 papers in various journals of national and international repute and authored four books in mathematics and statistics.

Prof. Hooda has been General Secretary of Indian Society of Information Theory and Applications and Secretary (Conferences) of International Forum of Interdisciplinary Mathematics. He is Executive Council Member of International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics since 2007. In 2004 American Biographical Institute, USA conferred him with honorary appointment to Research Board of Advisors of the Institute for his outstanding research. Indian Society of Information Theory has bestowed him with a prestigious award in 2005.

He is a member of UGC expert committee for evolution of the proposals for financial grant to organize seminars/conferences/workshop. Presently, he is Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, Jaypee institute of Engineering and Technology, A.B. Roa,d Raghogarh, Disttt. Guna (M.P.).


Prof. J.N. Kapur is currently Honorary Professor in School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Honorary Director, Mathematical Sciences Trust Society, Chief editor, Mathematical Education and President, Vigyan Parishad of India. Earlier he was Professor of Mathematics at IIT Kanpur, a visiting Professor at Arkanas and Carnegie-Mellon Universities of USA, Carleton, Manitoba and Waterloo Universities of Canada,Flinders and New South Wales Universities of Australia and IIT Delhi and Delhi University of India.

Professor Kapur is Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences and Indian Academy of Sciences. He has been President of Indian Mathematical Society, Calcutta Mathematical Society, Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and many others.

Professor Kapur has written more than 480 research papers, 700 scholarly articles and about 70 books.

For last fifteen years, he has been engaged in research on Entropy Optimization Principles and their Applications. This has resulted in five books and about 150 research papers.

Apart from research, his main interests are in mathematics education, popularization of mathematics, history of mathematics and scientific values.

Contents:

  • History of Ancient Indian Astronomy and Mathematics
  • Life History of Aryabhata .The Aryabhatiya
  • Contributions of Aryabhata to Mathematics
  • Contributions of Aryabhata to Astronomy
  • Relevance of Aryabhata to Modern Mathematics and Science
  • An Assessment of Aryabhata
  • Bibliography.


Audience:
Mathematics,Physics,Astrophysics

 

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