HISTORY
ANCIENT INDIA
Question
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the development of physics


the development of geometry


explaining the concept of “0”, zero


None of the above

Detailed explanation1: Indian mathematicians made early contributions to the study of the concept of zero as a number, negative numbers, arithmetic, and algebra. In addition, trigonometry was further advanced in India, and, in particular, the modern definitions of sine and cosine were developed there.
Detailed explanation2: Zero is a number which quantifies a count or an amount of null size. In most cultures, 0 was identified before the idea of negative things (i.e., quantities less than zero) was accepted. As a value or a number, zero is not the same as the digit zero, used in numeral systems with positional notation.
Detailed explanation3: About 773 AD the mathematician Mohammed ibnMusa alKhowarizmi was the first to work on equations that were equal to zero (now known as algebra), though he called it ‘sifr’.
Detailed explanation4: Āryabhaṭa (b. AD 476) was a celebrated astronomer and mathematician of the classical period of the Gupta dynasty (AD 320 to ca. 600).