Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Indians predated Newton 'discovery' by 250 years

PHYSORG.com reports: "A little known school of scholars in southwest India discovered one of the founding principles of modern mathematics hundreds of years before Newton according to new research. Dr George Gheverghese Joseph from The University of Manchester says the 'Kerala School' identified the 'infinite series'- one of the basic components of calculus - in about 1350."

Very interesting article.
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