The mathematical chapter of the Āryabhaṭīya: A compilation of mnemonic rules?

Abstract : Āryabhaṭa (a fifth century astronomer)'s mathematical rules (sūtras) composed in Sanskrit are often considered to be oral with a mnemonic aim and an educational purpose. In this paper, a close look at how these rules were crafted will be carried out in an attempt to specify the discussion on how such rules would have been composed, displayed, stored and transmitted in a context of mixed orality. The question of their authorship is raised along the way.
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Agathe Keller. The mathematical chapter of the Āryabhaṭīya: A compilation of mnemonic rules?. Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, Académie internationale d'histoire des sciences, 2016, Writings and Orality (ed. MC Bustamante), 75, pp.75-100. ⟨halshs-01404712⟩

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