Mathematics

Calculus & India

Print edition : January 23, 2015

The statue of Aryabhata on the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics campus in Pune.

There is probably no hope of ever coming to a firm conclusion on whether calculus originated in India. But if one considers the question whether or not Indian mathematics witnessed modest beginnings in calculus, then it appears that both sides of the argument have some merits.
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