# WORLD HISTORY

## HISTORY

### ANCIENT INDIA

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following was an important contribution of Indian mathematicians of the GuptaEmpire?
 A the development of physics B the development of geometry C explaining the concept of “0”, zero D None of the above
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -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 explanation-2: -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 explanation-3: -About 773 AD the mathematician Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khowarizmi was the first to work on equations that were equal to zero (now known as algebra), though he called it ‘sifr’.

Detailed explanation-4: -Āryabhaṭa (b. AD 476) was a celebrated astronomer and mathematician of the classical period of the Gupta dynasty (AD 320 to ca. 600).

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