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Thanks for nothing Brahmagupta

Sometimes I’m amazed by how much I don’t know. For example, I’ve lived half a lifetime (hopefully) and I never knew that zero was sort of a math afterthought. 469 more words


Honor Thy Fathers Correctly

Partly a rant from today’s New York Times

source—note the “\cdots”

Aryabhata is often called the father of Indian mathematics, and can be regarded… 855 more words