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Proceedings cochin conference
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  • 1. IINTERNATIIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE HIISTORY NTERNAT ONAL CONFERENCE ON THE H STORY AND HERIITAGE OF MATHEMATIICAL SCIIENCES AND HER TAGE OF MATHEMAT CAL SC ENCES and and THE ROLE OF TECHNIICAL LIITERATURE IIN SANSKRIIT AND THE ROLE OF TECHN CAL L TERATURE N SANSKR T AND OTHER LANGUAGES OTHER LANGUAGES Cochin: December 19-22, 2002 Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute Thammanam, Cochin- 682032, Kerala, India A Brief Report Hon‟ble Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer inaugurates by lightening the lampThe International Conference on the History and Heritage of Mathematical Scienceswas organized by the Indian Society for History of Mathematics (ISHM), SukrtindraOriental Research Institute at Cochin and the Kerala Mathematical Association(KMA) and sponsored by the Government organizations Indian Council for HistoricalResearch (ICHR), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and IndianNational Science Academy (INSA), Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha at Tirupati and alsoby local well-wishers. The conference was held during December 19-22, 2002 at thenewly inaugurated Sukrtindra Hall at Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute,Thammanam, Cochin.
  • 2. Inaugural address by Hon‟ble Justice IyerThe conference was inaugurated by Hon‟ble Justice Shri. V. R. Krishna Iyer on 19thDecember 2002 and the inaugural function was presided over by Dr G. S. Pandey,President of ISHM. After the Presidential address by Prof. Pandey and the inauguraladdress by the Hon‟ble Justice, the book Science Texts in the Manuscript Repositories ofKerala and Tamil Nadu edited by Dr K. V. Sarma was released by Prof G. S. Pandey bygiving a copy of the book to Dr. T. Thrivikraman, the chief coordinator of the Conferenceand Academic Secretary of the K M A. Dr. V. Nithyanatha Bhat, Director of the Instituteand General Convener of the Conference, welcomed the gathering and Dr B. S. Yadav,Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Administrative Secretary of the ISHM,offered felicitations. Dr. T. Thrivikraman proposed Vote of Thanks.
  • 3. Professor G. S. Pandey presenting the first copy of Dr. K. V. Sarma‟s book to Dr. ThrivikramanProfessor S. R. Sarma (Aligarh) inaugurated the Sanskrit Science Exhibition organizedby the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati. There was also an exhibition- cum- saleof books edited by Dr. K. V. Sarma. Presidential address by Professor G. S. Pandey
  • 4. The Key Note Address of the Conference was delivered by the ISHM President Dr. G. S.Pandey. Prof. Pandey spoke on “Calendar Systems of Ancient India”. This was followedby an invited talk by Dr. K. V. Sarma on “Astronomy in Kerala – Significant Advances”which was read out by Sri. S. K. Nair. Prof U. N. Singh Memorial Lecture was deliveredby Dr. P. Achuthan, Retired Professor of Mathematics from I I T Madras. Prof. Achuthanspoke on the “Historical Perspective of Certain Ideas and Equations in MathematicalSciences”.Apart from these there were three more invited talks on the first day.Dr. Elart Von Collani (Wurzberg, Germany) spoke on “The Forgotten Science ofPrediction”, Dr. Kamal. C. Chanda (Texas, U.S.A) gave a talk on “The HistoricalDevelopment of a class of Nonlinear Processes” and Dr. Mohammed Bagheri (Tehran,Iran) talked on “Kushyar ibn Labban‟s Treatise on Hindu Arithmetic”. The following twocontributed papers were also presented on the first day of the conference. Prof. N. ShivaKumar from Bangalore presented a paper on “Distinct Mathematical Features ofTiloyapannatti” and Miss Mythreyi, from Chennai, read a paper on “MathematicalImplications in the Kolam Heritage of Our Culture”.On the second day of the conference (20 December, 2003), there were nine invited talks.Dr. S. Dani, from Mumbai (TIFR), gave a talk on “Some observations on Sulba Sutras”.Dr. Venkatesh Murthy, from Tirupati, made a power point presentation on “SiderealPeriod of some Heavenly Bodies in the Aryabhatiya of Aryabhata-I”. Dr. Saeed Hashmi(Tehran, Iran) talked on the “Role of History of Mathematics in the Education ofMathematics”. Dr. B. S. Yadav, from Delhi, spoke on the “History and Present State ofRiemann Hypothesis”. Dr. A. P. Singh (Jammu) gave a lecture on “HistoricalIntroduction to complex Dynamics”. Dr. S. Madhavan, from Thiruvananthapuram,presented “Venvaroha from a Modern Perspective”. Dr. S. R. Sarma, from Aligarh, madea power point presentation on “Descriptive Catalogue of Astronomical Instruments: APreview”. The eldest invited speaker Prof. Sailesh Das Gupta, from Kolkatta, talked on“Pi, an Unending Story of Mathematics”. Dr. N. K. Sundareswaran of Kalady SanskritUniversity talked on the “Evaluation of 2 and Kelallur Nilakantha Somayajin, theBhasyakara”.
  • 5. Apart from these presentations there were six contributed papers in the paper readingsession on the second day. Prof. P. Sarada Devi, from Mumbai, presented a paper on“Mathematics, a tool for Spiritually- Indian Context”. Dr. Nita. H. Shah of GujaratUniversity presented “Mathematics as a tool for Economic and Social Issues”. Dr.Srivathsa, from Banglore, presented a “Holistic View of Mathematical Concepts inVedas”. A joint paper by Mr. Francis Cyriac and Prof. Suresh Singh(Thiruvananthapuram) entitled “History of Algebra from Ancient to Medieval Periods: AProfile” was presented by Mr. E. Francis Cyriac. Prof. Shriram M Chautaiwale, fromYavatmal, presented a paper entitled “On Sum of Squares or Cubes of Terms inArithmetic Progression: A Brief Review and Inductive Proofs”.After the academic sessions there was a fine cultural programme in the eveningconsisting of music performances by Prof. Ramesh Kumar and his group.On the third day (21 December 2003) there were nine invited talks beginning with thetalk by Dr. Kanhaiyajee Jha of Jamshedpur on “Evolution and Relevance of AncientMathematics to Modern Science” .The next speaker was Dr. V. Krishnakumar fromKozhikode who spoke on “Some Remarks on Ganita section of Aryabhatiya”. Dr J. S.Chahal (Brigham Young University, U. S. A) talked on “Euclidean Algorithm fromEuclid to Kronecker”. Dr. K. P. Rajappan from Tripunithura spoke on “Sanskrit andModern Computers”. Dr. K. Ramasubramanian from Chennai gave a talk on “TheMeasurement of Terrestrial Latitudes of an Observer: New Approach of Nilakantha”.Dr. Parameshwar Jha (Supaul) gave an account of “Mathematical Sciences in the DarkAge of Ancient India”. Er. P. Rajasekhar (Cochin) explained “Infinite Series Expansionsin Yuktibhasha”. Dr. S. A. H. Rizvi (Bidar) talked on “Some Methods of Root Extractionof Non-squares” from Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian sources. Finally Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao,from Chennai, talked on “Ramanujan‟s Note Books: A National Heritage”.
  • 6. The Valedictory Function of the conference was held at 4:30 pm and Prof. M. G. S.Narayanan, Chairman, Indian Council of Historical Research delivered the ValedictoryAddress. Several participants spoke on the occasion. It was resolved that a Centre forResearch in the History of Mathematical Sciences be started as a unit of the SukrtindraOriental Research Institute. Dr V. Madhukar Mallayya, the Organizing Secretary,proposed Vote of Thanks and the Valedictory Function came to a close at 6:30 pm.On the next day (22nd December 2003), the delegates were taken for a local trip to placesof Historical and cultural importance.There were 24 invited talks and 8 contributed papers. About 70 delegates participated inthe conference.Chief CoordinatorDr. T. Thrivikraman,Cochin University of Science and Technology,Cochin-682022, Kerala, India.Email: vikram@cusat.ac.in thekkedath@vsnl.netOrganizing SecretaryDr. V. Madhukar Mallayya(Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum)Chandni, T. C. 25/1975, Desabhimani Road,Trivandrum-695001, Kerala, India.Email: mlmav@yahoo.co.in madhukarmallayya@yahoo.comOrganizing Committee ChairmanDr. B. S. Yadav,TU67,Vishakha Enclave, Pitampura,Delhi-110088, India.Email:mailbsy@yahoo.comGeneral ConvenerDr V .N. Bhat,Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Thammanam ,Cochin -682032, India.Email: sukrtindra_ori@yahoo.co.ukJoint ConvenerDr P. Ramakrishnan,Dept of Mathematics,Cochin College, Cochin, India.
  • 7. ORGANIZING COMMITTEEProf. G. S. Pandey Prof. R. Vasudevan PottiDr. K. V. Sarma Dr. K. Babu JosephProf. R. C. Gupta Prof. T. ThrivikramanDr. Man Mohan Dr. N. GopalakrishnanProf. Aruna Kapur Prof. N. RadhakrishnanProf. S. L. Singh Dr. Balagopal T. S. PrabhuDr. B. D. Acharya Dr. G. Gangadharan NairProf. V. C. Srivastava Dr V. Nithyanantha BhatDr. Sasi Prabha Kumar Dr. P. RamakrishnanProf. J. D. Agarwal Dr. V. Madhukar MallayyaProf. H. P. Dikshit Dr.S.R.Sarma LIST OF PARTICIPANTS1. Dr. P. Achuthan, 7. Mr. E. George Konnulli, “Om Aksharam”, Konnulli Enclave, 2 / II Arumuganagar, 48/1393 A(1), I I T colony, Narayanapuram, Elamakkara P.O, Madras- 601302. Cochin- 682026.2. Dr. S. Das Gupta, 8. Dr. G. S. Pandey 70 Purna Mitra Place, 105, Santi Nagar, Calcutta- 33. Ujain, Madhya Pradesh.3. Prof. I. G. Bhaskara Panikkar, 9. Dr. B. S. Yadav, Raghumandiram, TU-67, Vishaka Enclave, Mankavu, Kozikode 673007. Pitampura, Delhi-110088. mailbsy@yahoo.com4. Dr. Parameshwar Jha, Saraswathi Sadan Road, 10. Dr. Nita. H. Shah, Vidhyapuri, Dept of Mathematics Supaul-852131, Bihar Gujarat University Ahemedabad-380009,5. Dr. P. K. Srivathsa, nita_sha_h@rediffmail.com Management & Software Consultant, #10 „Rathna‟, 11. Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, 2nd cross, Maruthi Extension, Institute of Mathematical SriRamapuram, Bangalore 560021 Sciences,C. I. T. Campus Email: srisri@vsnl.net Tharamani,Chennai-600113. rao@imsc.res.in6. Dr. S. R. Sarma, D-23 Safina apartments 12. Dr. O. P. Gupta, Medical College Road DLM/ III/ 134, Aligarh- 202002 Kirandul-Dantewara srsarma@sancharnet.in Chattisgarh.
  • 8. 13. Dr. R. R. Joshi, 23. Dr. N. K. Sundareswaran 5, Shakti Krupa Society, Lecturer in Sanskrit, R. V. Desai Road, S. S. University of Sanskrit, Vadodara. Kalady- 683574, Ernakulam Dt.14. Mr. Asokan. M, Valsa Cottage, 24. Smt. Subaida. K. M, East Paloor, Dept of Mathematics, P. O. Chokly-670672, M. E. S. College, Mararpally, Aluva,15. Dr. Sandeep Joshi, R. S. Vidya Peetha, Tirupati, 25. Smt. Subhadrammal P. S, Andhra Pradesh. Dept of Mathematics, The Cochin College,16. Mr. Francis Cyriac. E, Cochin-682002 Dept of Mathematics, St. Stephen‟s College, 26. Smt. Vanaja. C. R, Uzhavoor, Pin-686634, Dept of Mathematics, Aquina‟s College,17. Mr. Anirudhan. P, Eda-Cochi, Lecturer, Mechanical Engg, Cochin-682006 Govt. Engg. College, Srikrishnapuram, 27. Smt. M. B. Rajeswari Devi, Palakkad-679513, Dept of Mathematics, anirudhanpottirayil@yahoo.com Maharaja‟s College, Ernakulam18 Mr. S. K. Nair, 23/1, Pycrofts Garden Road, 28. Smt. Usha Devi Kunjamma, Chennai-600006. Dept of Mathematics, U. C. College, Aluva19. Dr. S. A. H. Rizvi, ukunjamma@hotmail.com Dept of Mathematics, G. N. D. Engg. College, 29. Smt. Assia. N. V, Bidar- 585403. Dept of Mathematics, Maharaja‟s College,20. Mr. Paul. W. T, Ernakulam, Dept of Mathematics, S. H. College, Thevara, 30. Dr. Mangalambal N. R, Cochin-682013, Dept of Mathematics, St Joseph‟s College,21. Miss. S. Maithreyi, Irinjalakuda-680121, Dept of IT, Anna University, thottuvai@sancharnet.in MIT Campus, Madras-600044. 31. Dr. Sunny Kuriakose, Dept of Mathematics,22. Dr. Shriram Chauthaiwale, U. C. College, 36, Suraj Nagar, Aluva-2, Kerala. Near Vivekanand Society, athirampuzhail@eth.net Yavatmal-445001. shriram@chauthaiwale.com
  • 9. 32. Dr. B. Radhakrishnan Nair, 40. Dr. Kanhaiyajee Jha, Dept of Mathematics, Dept of Mathematics, D. B. College, L. B. S. M College, Sasthamkottah, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.33. Prof. A. P. Singh, 41. Dr. S. Madhavan, Dept of Mathematics, 40/513, III Puthen Street, University of Jammu, Trivandrum- 695009, Jammu- 180006. singhanandp@rediffmail.com 42. Dr. Venkatesha Murthy, Dean- Mathematics,34. Mr. Rajesh. K. Thumbakara, International Academy for Creative Dept of Mathematics, Teaching, Cochin University, #52, Bellary Road, Cochin-682022, Hebbal, Bangalore-560024. rajesh@cusat.ac.in 43. Dr. Saeed Hashemi,35. Mr. Nandakumar. P, Dept of Mathematics, Samskrita Bharati, Faculty of Science, Kottapuram P. O, Imam Hussain University, Kodungalloor, Babaie-Highway, Thrissur-680667, Tehran, Iran. samskritabharathi@rediffmail.com ihusaied2001@yahoo.com, saghbani@ihu.ac.ir36. Dr. Mohammad Bagheri, P. O. Box 13145-1785, 44. Prof. P. Narayanan Kutty Nair, Tehran, Iran. Head, Dept of Mathematics, sut5@sina.sharif.edu N. S. S. College, Cherthala, Alappuzha Dist,37. Mrs. P. Sarada Devi, 803, Bhaskara, 45. Dr. Jasbir Singh Chahal, TIFR Housing Colony, Dept of Mathematics, Homibhabha Road, Brigham Young University, Colaba, Mumbai-400005. Provo, UTAH 84602 USA. saradapdevi@rediffmail.com jasbir@math.byu.edu38. Dr. K. Ramasubramonian, 46. Smt. C. P. Padmaja, Dept of Theoretical Physics, Dept of Mathematics, University of Madras, Maharaja‟s College, Chennai- 600025. Ernakulam39. Mrs. A. P. Singh, 47. Smt. Sobhana Devi C. K, C/o Dr. A. P. Singh, Dept of Maths, D. B.College, Dept of Mathematics, Thalayolaparambu, University of Jammu, Kottayam, Kerala. Jammu- 180006. singhanandp@rediffmail.com
  • 10. 48. Smt. V. M. Mary, Theradial House, 56. Dr. Kamal. C. Chanda, Parekkattil Lane, Prof of Mathematics and Statistics, Azad Road, Kalloor, Kerala. Texas Tech University,Lubbock, Texas 79409-104249. Prof. N. Sivakumar, kcchanda@math.ttu.edu Dept of Mathematics, R. V. College of Engg, 57. Dr. T. Thrivikraman, Bangalore-59, Karnataka. Dept of Mathematics, rvce@rediffmail.com Cochin University Of Science and Technology,Cochin-68202250. Dr. S. Dani, vikram@cusat.ac.in TIFR thekkedath@vsnl.net Mumbai-5 Maharashtra. dani@math.tifr.res.in 58. Dr. P. Ramakrishnan, Dept of Mathematics,51. Anant Wasudeo Vyavahare Cochin College,Cochin-2. Dept of Mathematics, M. Mohota Science College, 59. Prof N. Radhakrishnan, Sakkardara, UmredRoad, Retd Professor, Nagpur-440009 Sukrtindra Oriental Research vanant@nagpur.dot.net.in Institute, Thammanam, Cochin-32,52. Dr. V. Krishnakumar Sukrtindra_ori@yahoo.co.uk Dept of Mathematics, University of Calicut, 60. Dr. V. Nithyanant. Bhat, Calicut, Kerala. Director, Sukrtindra Oriental53. Dr. K. P. Rajappan, Research Institute Rohini, ChakkalaMukku, Thammanam,Cochin-32, Pishariya Road, Eroor, Sukrtindra_ori@yahoo.co.uk Kerala. 61. Dr. V. Madhukar Mallayya,54. Er. P. Rajasekharan, (Dept of Maths, M.I.College,TVM) Dy. Chief Engineer, Chandni, T. C. 25/1975, FEDO, Udyogamandal, Desabhimani Road, Aluva, Kerala. Trivandrum-695001,Kerala. mlmav@yahoo.co.in55. Dr. Elart Von Collani, mmav@asianetindia.com Universitat Wuerzburg, madhukarmallayya@yahoo.com Germany. collani@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de

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