A Passage to Infinity

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A Passage to Infinity : Medieval Indian Mathematics from Kerala and Its Impact [1] is a book by George Gheverghese Joseph chronicling the social and mathematical origins of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics. The book discusses the highlights of the achievements of Kerala school and also analyses the hypotheses and conjectures on the possible transmission of Kerala mathematics to Europe.

An outline of the contents[edit]

  1. Introduction
  2. The Social Origins of the Kerala School
  3. The Mathematical Origins of the Kerala School
  4. The Highlights of Kerala Mathematics and Astronomy
  5. Indian Trigonometry: From Ancient Beginnings to Nilakantha
  6. Squaring the Circle: The Kerala Answer
  7. Reaching for the Stars: The Power Series for Sines and Cosines
  8. Changing Perspectives on Indian Mathematics
  9. Exploring Transmissions: A Case Study of Kerala Mathematics
  10. A Final Assessment

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph, George Gheverghese (2009). A Passage to Infinity : Medieval Indian Mathematics from Kerala and Its Impact. Delhi: Sage Publications (Inda) Pvt. Ltd. p. 236. ISBN 978-81-321-0168-0. 

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