# Difference between revisions of "Bhāskara"

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− | # a son of Kaśyapa and Aditī (Hari. Pur.); a mathematician of the 7th century CE (known as Bhāskara I) who was the first to conceive of numbers in the [[Hindu]]-Arabic decimal system and use [[a]] circle as the symbol for the value ‘zero’, and the author of the treatise Mahābhāskariya; a 12th century mathematician and astronomer (known as Bhāskara II) who was the author of the arithmetical treatise Līlāvati, the algebraic treatise Bījaganita, and the treatise of astronomical [[mathematics]] Siddhānta Śiromaņi. | + | # a son of [[Kaśyapa]] and [[Aditī]] (Hari. Pur.); a mathematician of the 7th century CE (known as Bhāskara I) who was the first to conceive of numbers in the [[Hindu]]-Arabic decimal system and use [[a]] circle as the symbol for the value ‘zero’, and the author of the treatise Mahābhāskariya; a 12th century mathematician and astronomer (known as Bhāskara II) who was the author of the arithmetical treatise Līlāvati, the algebraic treatise Bījaganita, and the treatise of astronomical [[mathematics]] [[Siddhānta]] Śiromaņi. |

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## Latest revision as of 20:54, 15 December 2016

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhaskara, BhAskara, Bhaaskara

- creator of light; creator of radiance; illuminator
- the Sun; fire; gold; a sculptor
- a son of Kaśyapa and Aditī (Hari. Pur.); a mathematician of the 7th century CE (known as Bhāskara I) who was the first to conceive of numbers in the Hindu-Arabic decimal system and use a circle as the symbol for the value ‘zero’, and the author of the treatise Mahābhāskariya; a 12th century mathematician and astronomer (known as Bhāskara II) who was the author of the arithmetical treatise Līlāvati, the algebraic treatise Bījaganita, and the treatise of astronomical mathematics Siddhānta Śiromaņi.