science topics

Stephen jp_stephens at CLASSIC.MSN.COM
Sat Mar 7 18:31:44 UTC 1998

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From: Alok Kumar <kumar at OSWEGO.EDU>
Date: March 6, 1998 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: science topics

I have seen many science textbooks that indicate that the
>place-value notations, zero, and the trigonometric function "sin" were
>originated in India.

As a Trigonometry student in India the first thing I learnt was that
Ramanujam, in his short life, was a major contributor to Trig. In the West
though I never see his name mentioned anywhere in most Trigonometry books. I
have come across a biography or two, but nothing else - very rarely would a
person read the biography if he did not know who Ramanujam was or what his
contributions were.  Is this an oversight or did someone else take credit
for his work?


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