Atulyabhavana, Atulyabhāvanā, Atulya-bhavana: 1 definition

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

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Atulyabhāvanā (अतुल्यभावना) refers to “composition of unequals” in Bhāvanā (“demonstration”) or “proof” (meaning anything demonstrated or proved, hence theorem, lemma), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—When the bhāvanā is made with two equal sets of roots and interpolators, it is called tulyabhāvanā (Composition of Equals) and when with two unequal sets of values, atulyabhāvanā (Composition of Unequals).

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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