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.
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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.
He jotted his inventions in mathematics and astronomy in verse form. The book was translated into Latin in the 13th century. Through the translated Latin version of the Aryabhattiya, the European mathematicians learned how to calculate the areas of triangles, volumes of spheres as well as how to find out the square and cube root. In the field of astronomy, Aryabhatta was the pioneer to infer that the Earth is spherical and it rotates on its own axis which results in day and night.
He even concluded that the moon is dark and shines because of the light of sun. He gave a logical explanation to the theory of solar and lunar eclipses.
He declared that eclipses are caused due to the shadows cast by the earth and the moon. Aryabhatta proposed the geocentric model of the solar system which states that the Earth is in the center of the universe and also laid the foundation for the concept of Gravitation. His propounded methods of astronomical calculations in his Aryabhatta-Siddhatha which was used to make the the Panchanga Hindu calendar. What Copernicus and Galileo propounded was suggested by Aryabhatta nearly years ago.
He suggested formula to calculate the areas of a triangle and a circle, which were correct. The Gupta ruler, Buddhagupta, appointed him the Head of the University for his exceptional work.
Aryabhatta gave the irrational value of Pi. Alphabetic code has been used by him to define a set of increments. His alphabetic code is commonly known as the Aryabhata cipher.
Aryabhata (Mathematician): History & Biography
He is also known as Aryabhata I or Aryabhata the Elder to distinguish him from a 10th-century Indian mathematician of the same name. He flourished in Kusumapura—near Patalipurta Patna , then the capital of the Gupta dynasty —where he composed at least two works, Aryabhatiya c. Top Questions How did Aryabhata become famous? Aryabhata became famous as a mathematician and astronomer. In his only surviving work, Aryabhatiya, he covered a wide range of topics, such as extracting square roots , solving quadratic equations , and predicting eclipses.