Up: Student Seminars for 2008
Top: Math Department Student Seminars

Iterative Numerical Methods and their Astronomical Applications in Medieval Sanskrit Poetry (Yes, really.)

by

Kim Plofker
Union College

February 11, 2008
4:15 pm
Bailey Hall 207

refreshments will be served in Bailey 204 at 4:00 pm


Abstract:

The scientific culture of India from about 600-1500 CE blended astronomy, astrology, architecture, and poetry with some surprisingly modern-looking mathematics to address some fascinating problems whose motivation we still don't fully understand. We will look at the cultural and textual context of one of these problems, and the mathematical strategies that were applied to it. This is an interdisciplinary talk, most of which will be accessible to non-mathematicians.


For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
Up: Student Seminars for 2008
Top: Math Department Student Seminars

[HOME]
Union College Math Department Home Page
Comments to: math@union.edu
Created automatically on: Sun Jul 15 18:48:10 EDT 2018