Aryabhata

Aryabhata pronunciation (IAST: Āryabhaṭa, Sanskrit: आर्यभट) or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His most famous works are the Āryabhaṭīya (499 CE, when he was 23 years old) and the Arya-siddhanta.

The works of Aryabhata dealt with mainly mathematics and astronomy. He also worked on the approximation for pi.

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... van der Waerden, that certain aspects of Aryabhata's geocentric model suggest the influence of an unknown, underlying heliocentric model ... Noel Swerdlow, who characterized it as flatly contradicting Aryabhata's own words ... Aryabhata asserted that the Moon, planets, and asterisms shine by reflected sunlight ...
Aryabhatiya - Influence
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Aryabhata - Legacy
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