Saturday, December 15, 2007

Parameshvara Vatasseri

Parameshvara Vatasseri (1360 - 1425) was a major Indian mathematician of Madhava of Sangamagrama 's Kerala school, as well as an astronomer and astrologer . He presented a series form of the sine function that is equivalent to its Taylor series expansion. The family home was Vatasseri (also called Vatasreni) in the village of Alattur, Kerala.

Parameshvara's teachers included Rudra, Madhava and Narayana Pundit.Parameshvara wrote many commentaries on many mathematical and astronomical works, such as those by Bhaskara I and Aryabhatta. He made eclipse observations over a 55 year period, and constantly attempted to compare these with the theoretically computed positions of the planets. He revised planetary parameters based on his observations.

Paramesvara most significant contributions is his mean value type formula for inverse interpolation of sine. He is the first mathematician to give the radius of circle with inscribed cyclic quadrilateral , an ex-pression that is normally attributed to Lhuilier (1782), 350 years later.


1 comment:

Aman jain said...

please paste the photo of shri parameshvara if you have