We list here some
of the achievements of Hindus in the field of mathematics.
 Pythagorean Theorem principle discovered (Baudhayana,
Baudhayana Sulba Sutra, 600 BC, 1000 years before Pythagoras)
 Decimal System (references dating back to 100 BC)
 Prefexes for raising 10 to powers as high as 53 (references
dating back to 100 BC)
 Time taken by the earth to orbit the sun calculated as
365.258756484 days (Bhaskaracharya, Surya Siddhanta 400500 AD)
 Law of Gravity (Bhaskaracharya, Surya Siddhanta 400500 AD)
 Calculation of Value of pi as a ratio of 62832/2000
(Aryabhatta, 497 AD)
 Earth’s rotation about its axis, orbits around the Sun
and is suspended in space (Aryabhatta, Aryabhateeyam, 500 AD)
 Discovery of Zero (mentioned in Pangala, Chandra Sutra 200
AD)
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