Computing Science in Ancient India

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Author  T.R.N. Rao
Publisher  Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
Publication Date   January 1, 2000
ISBN  8121509858
Pages  109

Description

Not only the sign for zero, but also the binary number system, the ideas of metarules, algebraic transformation, recursion, hashing, mathematical logic, formal grammars, and high level language description arose first in India. Indian mathematical science had already reached dizzying heights 2,500 years ago by the time of Panini and Pingala. This classic book of contributions by leading scholars in the world presents an overview of these seminal contributions to computer science. It also includes chapters on models and computation in astronomy and cognitive science.

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