He was born in AD at kusumapura or Pataliputra. He was the head of the Kusumapara Institution which organized by Nalanda University. The University was very famous in those days and attracted the students from all over the world. Even the Chinese, Japanese, Tibetans and many students cross the Himalayas for the purpose of joining in Nalanda University.
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Born: , probably in Ashmaka Died: at age 74 , location unknown Nationality: Indian Famous For: Early mathematician who calculated the value of pi Aryabhata was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.
Several of his calculations showed remarkable accuracy for the era, with some remaining the best available for many centuries. He is sometimes referred to as Aryabhata I, since several later scientists of the same name also produced notable works. Some authorities suggest that Kerala is the most likely location, while others believe that Dhaka or Maharashtra are more probable. It is, however, generally accepted that he studied at an advanced level in Kusumapura in modern-day Patna, where he remained for some years.
A contemporary poem places Aryabhata as the manager of a scientific institution; the precise nature of the body is not given, but there are grounds for suspecting that it may have been linked to the astronomical observatory that was maintained there by the University of Nalanda. The Aryabhatiya While studying at the university, Aryabhata produced the Aryabhatiya, his major work. Written at the age of just 23, it ranges widely across mathematics and astronomy, but is particularly notable for its calculations regarding planetary periods.
Aryabhata also worked out a value for pi that equates to 3. Using this value, he was able to calculate that the Earth had a circumference of 24, miles. This is correct to within 0. The relevant text is inconclusive on this point, but if he did establish the irrational nature of pi, he beat the first European mathematicians to do this by many hundreds of years. The Aryabhatiya also contains solid work regarding the solar system.
It states correctly that the light cast by planets and the moon is caused by sunlight reflecting off their surfaces, and that all planets follow elliptical orbits. Aryabhata was also able to describe accurately the processes that lead to both solar and lunar eclipses.
The book was eventually translated into Latin shortly after The mathematical ideas contained within it were quickly adopted by Europeans, especially those dealing with areas and volumes, and with finding cube and square roots.
The first Indian artificial was named Aryabhata in his honor, as was a new university in the state of Bihar. Famous Mathematicians.
Aryabhata (Mathematician): History & Biography
He was born in CE in Bihar. He studied at the University of Nalanda. One of his major works was Aryabhatiya written in AD. The book dealt with many topics like astronomy, spherical trigonometry, arithmetic, algebra and plane trigonometry.
This mentioned year corresponds to CE, and implies that he was born in Chandra Hari has argued for the Kerala hypothesis on the basis of astronomical evidence. His major work, Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian mathematical literature and has survived to modern times. The mathematical part of the Aryabhatiya covers arithmetic , algebra , plane trigonometry , and spherical trigonometry. It also contains continued fractions , quadratic equations , sums-of-power series, and a table of sines. This work appears to be based on the older Surya Siddhanta and uses the midnight-day reckoning, as opposed to sunrise in Aryabhatiya. It claims that it is a translation by Aryabhata, but the Sanskrit name of this work is not known.