Brahmagupta was a well-known astronomer and mathematician of the 7th century.
We study different subjects in schools. Each subject has a different role and importance in our life. Students love learning some subjects whereas they do hate some. Most of the students are afraid of mathematics. This subject involves lots of calculations.
Have you ever thought about where these formulas and theorems which we apply came from? Who discovered the methods of solving these difficult equations? There are some mathematicians who are responsible for discovering these formulas and methods. Today, we will discuss Brahmagupta, one of the ancient mathematicians and astronomers.
Ten Lines on Brahmagupta in English
Here, I’m presenting ten lines on Brahmagupta in the form of sets. This topic is useful for students of classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and, 8. This could also be useful for other students to know about him in a short period of time.
1) Brahmagupta was a famous mathematician of his time, who took astronomy to another level in India.
2) The first person to compute the rule of zero was Brahmagupta.
3) ‘Brahmasphutasiddhanta’ and ‘Khandakhadyaka’ are the two famous writings of Brahmagupta.
4) According to his statement, it was 598 CE (Christ Era) when Brahmagupta was born.
5) Brahmagupta, son of Jishnugupta, spent his childhood in Gurjaradesha (an ancient region of eastern Rajasthan and northern Gujarat), India.
6) He was also honored as “The head of the Astronomical Observatory” at Ujjain, India.
7) He was the first mathematician who founded the calculation of negative numbers.
8) Brahmagupta was famous for Brahmagupta’s identity, Brahmagupta’s theorems, Modern number System, Bhahmagupta’s formula, etc.
9) He was also entitled as ‘Ganita Chakra Chudamani’ (The gem of the circle of mathematicians).
10) It is assumed that Brahmagupta died in Ujjain in 668 CE.
1) Brahmagupta was also considered the teacher of Bhillamala as ‘Bhillamalacarya’.
2) Brahmagupta was an astronomer of one of the four major schools of astronomy that is Brahmapaksha.
3) He was also responsible for predicting the position of the planet at that time.
4) Many of his discoveries is written in poetry form.
5) His book Brahmasphutasiddhanta comprises 24 chapters and 1008 verses in Sanskrit, dealing with trigonometry, algebra, geometry, and astronomy.
6) It is difficult to understand how Brahmagupta results were derived as no proofs are given.
7) He was Shaivite (one who worships Shiva), Hindu by religion.
8) The perfect timing of the formation of the solar and lunar eclipse was predicted by him.
9) He made a major contribution in the field of mathematics, whose formulas are still in use.
10) He discovered the formula for cyclic quadrilaterals and other geometrical theories.
Today performing the basic calculation is easy because we are provided with the rules and principles. Brahmagupta established many mathematical formulas and principles of astronomy at that time when there was no existence of any scientific instruments. Different mathematicians shaped the history of mathematics in their way. Aryabhata, Bhaskara, etc are the other astronomer and mathematicians of India.
I hope the above given ten points on Brahmagupta will be helpful for you to know about him and his discoveries easily.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on Brahmagupta
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