Showing posts with label sulab sutra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sulab sutra. Show all posts

## Sunday, March 29, 2015

### Pythagorean (Pythagoras) Theorem in Baudhayana Sulba Sutra (800 BC)

In mathematics, the Pythagorean (Pythagoras) theorem (written around 400 BC) is a relation among the three sides of a right triangle (right-angled triangle). In terms of areas, it states:
“In any right-angled triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle).”
But in reality, this was written much earlier in ancient india by sage Baudhayana (around 800 BC).
He is noted as the author of the earliest Sulba Sūtra—appendices to the Vedas giving rules for the construction of altars—called the Baudhāyana Śulbasûtra, which contained several important mathematical results.
He is accredited with calculating the value of pi (π) before Pythagoras.
Solka in Baudhāyana Śulbasûtra that describes Pythagoras theorem is given below :