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Abstract: We provide textual evidence on divisibility and primality in the ancientVedic texts of India. Concern with divisibility becomes clear from the listingof all the fifteen pairs of divisors of the number 720. The total number ofpairs of divisors of 10,800 is also given. The motivation behind finding thedivisors was the theory that the number of divisors of a certain periodicprocess is related to the count associated with some other periodic process.For example, 720 days and nights of the year has 15 pairs of divisors, andthis was related to the 15 days of the waxing and waning of the moon. Numbersthat have no divisors appeared to have been used to symbolize the-transcendent- that is beyond periodicity and change.



Autor: Subhash Kak

Fuente: https://arxiv.org/







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