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George Peacock's Arithmetic in the Changing Landscape of the History of Mathematics in India

Abstract : The changing landscape of the history of numbers and arithmetic in India at the beginning of the XXth century is examined, after a detour in mid-XIXth century France, through the debate that opposed G. R. Kaye to a group of Indian historians of mathematics and astronomy on the origins of the decimal place value position. This study highlights how Peacock's historical analysis of algebra and arithmetic's genesis seems to have been singular and isolated in mainstream histories of science. It also chronicles the birth of the scholarly field of the history of mathematics in India.
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Agathe Keller. George Peacock's Arithmetic in the Changing Landscape of the History of Mathematics in India. Indian Journal of History of Science, 2011, 46 (2), pp.205-233. ⟨halshs-00149552v3⟩

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