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Cultural Foundations Of Mathematics: The Nature Of Mathematical Proof And The Transmission Of The Calculus From India To Europe In The 16th C. Ce

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Published 2007 by Pearson Longman :Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture :Centre for Studies in (first published May 30th 2005)
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C. K. Raju holds a masters in mathematics from Mumbai, followed by a PhD from the Indian Statistical Institute. He taught mathematics for several years at Pune University before moving on to help build India's first parallel supercomputer, Param. After a fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, he resumed unive ...more

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