Examine the contribution of Aryabhatta in the field of science and technology in medieval India.
Aryabhatta was the legendary mathematician of the Gupta Era. He wrote Aryabhattiya and later, Arya-Siddhanta. He worked on the approximation for pi to 3.1416. In trigonometry, he concluded for a triangle, the result of a perpendicular with the half-side is the area. He also worked on the motions of the solar system and calculated the length of the solar year.
Aryabhata is the author Aryabhatiyam which sketches his mathematical, planetary, and cosmic theories. This book is divided into four chapters.
Aryabhatta also deduced that: “The moon eclipses the sun, and the great shadow of the earth eclipses the moon.”
Topics: GS-I: Indian Literature