Mathematics and Geometry
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The title phrase “mathematics and geometry” requires some explanation. What is the purpose of juxtaposing these two topics as separate subjects when every schoolchild knows that geometry is defined as a subtopic of mathematics? This familiar classification was recognized in classical …

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Kim Plofker, “Mathematics and Geometry”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <>
First published online: 2012

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