Proofs in Indian Mathematics

  title={Proofs in Indian Mathematics},
  author={M. D. Srinivas},
Contrary to the widespread belief that Indian mathematicians did not present any proofs for their results, it is indeed the case that there is a large body of source-works in the form of commentaries which present detailed demonstrations (referred to as upapatti-s or yukti-s) for the various results enunciated in the major texts of Indian Mathematics and Astronomy. Amongst the published works, the earliest exposition of upapatti-s are to be found in the commentaries of Govindasvāmin (c.800) and… 

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