Assam Academy of Mathematics
5th Shantiram Das Memorial Lecture
13th December, 2020
We are pleased to inform you that the 5th Shantiram Das annual memorial lecture will be delivered by Prof. S. G. Dani of UM-DAECentre for excellence in basic Sciences, University of Mumbai on the topic “On the lookout for square roots since antiquity”.
We would like to invite you to attend the lecture through zoom platform at 3.00 PM on 13th December, 2020 (Sunday).
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Dr. Ram Ch. Deka Dr. Jnanjyoti Sarma
President, AAM General Secretary, AAM
On the lookout for square roots since antiquity
S. G. Dani
UM-DAECentre for excellence in basic Sciences (CEBS),
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Abstarct: Square roots of numbers have engaged the human mind since very early times, in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts. We shall trace some of the episodes in this respect from ancient India as well as from some other ancient cultures. Various related developments will also be discussed.