# The Cosmic Calculator

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The remarkable system of Vedic mathematics was created after careful study of ancient Sanskrit texts early last century. The Vedic system with its direct, easy and flexible approach forms a complete system of mental mathematics (though the methods can also be written down) and brings out the naturally coherent and unified structure of mathematics. Many of the features and techniques of this unique system are truly amazing in their efficiency and originality. Being a mental system, Vedic Mathematics encourages creativity and innovation. Mental mathematics increases mental agility, improves memory, the ability to hold ideas in the mind and promotes confidence, as well as being of great practical use. This course consists of three textbooks an Answer Book and a Teacher's Guide. The course is aimed at 11-14 year old pupils though some of it is very suitable for children from 8 years. Vedic Mathematics is being taught in many schools world-wide with great success: many top mathematics prizes have been won by students of this system. Contents Foreword, Introduction, Vedic Mathematics Sutras, Sub-Sutras, Recurring Decimals, Formulae, Squares, Cubes and Roots, Straight Division, Equations, Polygons, Similar Figures, The Musical Scale, nets and Networks, The Vedic Square, Probability, Pie, Volumes of Prisms and Pyramids, Parabolic Curves, Sequences, Loci, Motion, Auxiliary Fractions, Surveys, Codes Vectors, Simultaneous Equations, Divisibility and Simple Osculators, Square Roots, Quadratic Equations, Pythagoras' Theorem, Triples, Proof, Coordinate Geometry, The Platonic Solids, Historical Notes.So (a + b)2 = a2 + ba + ab + b2 = a2 + 2ab + b2. 2. We have seen that ... Then a2 - b2 is the area of the large square minus the area of the small square which leaves the two trapezia. But these two ... 254 THE COSMIC CALCULATOR BOOK 3.

 Title : The Cosmic Calculator Author : Kenneth Williams, Mark Gaskell Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishe - 2002-01