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Brahmagupta (Sanskrit: ब्रह्मगुप्त; About this sound listen ) (born c. 598, died efter 665) wis an Indian mathematician an astronomer.

Brahmagupta
Born 598
Died after 665
Residence Bhinmal, present day Rajasthan, Indie[1] and Ujjain, present day Madhya Pradesh, India
Kent for Zero, modren nummer seestem
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, astronomy

He is the author o twa early wirks on mathematics an astronomy: the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta (BSS, "correctly established doctrine o Brahma", datit 628), a theoretical treatise, an the Khaṇḍakhādyaka ("eedible bite", datit 665), a mair practical text. Accordin tae his commentators, Brahmagupta wis a native o Bhinmal.

Brahmagupta wis the first tae gie rules tae compute wi zero. The texts componed bi Brahmagupta war componed in elliptic verse in Sanskrit, as wis common practice in Indian mathematics. As na pruifs are gien, it isna kent hou Brahmagupta's results war derived.[2]

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  1. Sachau, Edward C. (2013), Alberuni's India, Routledge, p. 156, ISBN 978-1-136-38357-1, Brahma-siddhānta, so called from Brahman, composed by Brahmagupta, the son of Jishnu, from the town of Bhillamāla between Multān and Anhilwāra, 16 yojana from the latter place (?) 
  2. Brahmagupta biographyTemplate:Unreliable source?