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1/ We have often marveled over the grandeur of these Indian monuments. But did you know about the mathematics in their stunning architecture? 👇
2/ Kandariya Mahadev Temple in Khajuraho is celebrated for the dramatic geometric massing in its lofty towers that create a mountain-like profile.
3/ The number ‘char’ (four) & its multiples figure in at least 22 spots in the designing of Char Minar.
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What did Daniel Bernouli(1700-1782 CE) plagiarize from Narayana Pandit(1340-1400 CE) indirectly through Jesuit translations of Kerala manuscripts?

What did 17th century European Mathematicians plagiarize from Bhaskara the IInd(1114-1185 CE)?

What did 17th century Europe plagiarize from Madhava of Sangamagrama(1340-1425 CE) ?
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Amidst all the noise, we sometimes forget India’s legit contributions to Mathematics.

Today on the birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan aka National Mathematics Day, we take you through this journey that starts with the the way numbers are written…

The idea of representing all the numbers with just ten symbols seems "natural" today, but perhaps this system is one of the most overlooked contribution of Indian mathematics!
As the great mathematician Laplace said “The ingenious method of expressing every possible number using a set of ten symbols emerged in India. The idea seems so simple nowadays that its significance and profound importance is no longer appreciated.”
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Today is 133th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Yet his extraordinary ideas & remarkable life is still highly influential & inspiring.

So, this thread is dedicated to a young genius from Madras who left a mark in the history of Mathematics.

Ramanujan was born in 1887 and became obsessed with mathematics as a teen. Ramanujan was a self taught mathematician.
He spent so much time making original discoveries in mathematics that he flunked out of college – twice!

He was working as a clerk in a post office in India when
he wrote to Hardy at the University of Cambridge. What happened next became an inspiring tale of how an untrained genius could become accepted as one of the greatest mathematical minds of his time.
Hardy invited Ramanujan to Cambridge, and on March 17, 1914 Ramanujan set sail
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Today is 131st birthday of #Ramanujan, celebrated as #NationalMathematicsDay in India.
This year is also the 100th anniversary of his election as FRS.
131 is a palindromic and permutable prime with 113 and 311.
Can also be stated as the sum of 3 consecutive primes 41 + 43 + 47. Image
#Ramanujan's letter to Hardy is an all-time classic -
"I beg to introduce myself to you as a clerk"
"I have no University education"
"I have not trodden through the conventional ... but I am striking out a new path"
"I have made a special investigation of divergent series" Image
There are ~ 4 photos #Ramanujan according to
"Ramanujan: Essays and Surveys" by Bruce Berndt and co.

Ramanujan's Lost Notebook series here: ImageImageImageImage
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