## Tuesday, March 31, 2015

### MARCH 14,2015

Indian mathematician Aryabhata, among his many accomplishments, he discovered long before the west did, the approximate value of this Irrational and also famous Transcendental Number.
Aryabhata (Sanskrit: आर्यभट; IAST: Āryabhaṭa) or Aryabhata (476–550 CE) was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His works include the Āryabhaṭīya... (499 CE, when he was 23 years old) and the Arya-siddhanta.

Aryabhata worked on the approximation for pi (\pi), and may have come to the conclusion that \pi is irrational. In the second part of the Aryabhatiyam (gaṇitapāda 10), he writes: