Feb 2, 2015

Hindus discovered before they did.

Old news!

But its always NEW when its about India's pride :)

Here is what I found while reading about Sir Isaac Newton.

Indians predated Newton 'discovery' by 250 years (link)

"The beginnings of modern maths is usually seen as a European achievement but the discoveries in medieval India between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries have been ignored or forgotten.
"The brilliance of Newton's work at the end of the seventeenth century stands undiminished - especially when it came to the algorithms of calculus.
"But other names from the Kerala School, notably Madhava and Nilakantha, should stand shoulder to shoulder with him as they discovered the other great component of calculus- infinite series.
"There were many reasons why the contribution of the Kerala school has not been acknowledged - a prime reason is neglect of scientific ideas emanating from the Non-European world - a legacy of European colonialism and beyond

Read more at: http://phys.org/news106238636.html#jCp

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