## Geometry in ancient India |

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### Contents

Foundations of Geometry in the Middle East | 13 |

Geometry in the Vedic Period before 30002000 B C | 30 |

The Brahmans lay the foundations of Mensuration and Geometry | 43 |

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adhyardha agni agniksetra Ahavamya AhavanTya Aitareya Brahmana Almagest altar angulas Apastamba ApSl aratnis ardhyas Atharvaveda atman Baudhayana Sutras Bodhayana breadth bricks bricks are placed Caturasra caturthi centre chords circle circular comers construction cubit described diagonal diameter distance divided draw drawn earth east side eight equal falcon feet felloe fire fire-altar following passages four bricks four corners fourth front Garhapatya geometry half half-bricks havirdhana Hipparchus joined Katyayana lays Mahavedi man's lengths mark measure middle nave oblong padas padyas pancamis parallelogram paridhi parimandala pole pra-u-ga praci pradesa pradhi prakramas Prastara preceding diagram Ptolemy pyramid quadrilateral quarter quarter-bricks rajju rectangle rectangular triangle Rgveda rhombus right angles Rtavya rule sacrifice samya saptavidha Satapatha Brahmana Savitr second layer shape small squares Soma space spine square purusas Sulba Sutras syena Taittiriya Samhita theorem third total number triangular turned vedi western wheel word Yajurveda