Welcome to the **Online International Journal of Vedic Mathematics**.

Here we offer articles on Vedic Mathematics that are a bit technical or long for the Newsletter.

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**JOURNAL ARTICLES**

** **54. "Continued Fractions using the Sesa Sutra"

by Kenneth Williams, 2021

One of the Sūtras of Vedic mathematics is shown to have useful applications in various ways in relation to continued fractions. We see how to easily convert a given fraction to a continued fraction and vice versa, how to get the convergents and the accuracy involved in switching to any given convergent. Some applications of continued fractions are also briefly described.

** **53. "Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple using the Sesa Sutra"

by Kenneth Williams, 2021

This paper shows how the Sutras of Vedic mathematics can be used to obtain highest common factors and lowest common multiples of two or more numbers, using the Vedic Mathematics Sutra The Remainders By the Last Digit. Includes applications to polynomial expressions.

** **52. "Simple Harmonic Motion using Proportion"

by Kenneth Williams, 2020

This paper shows that there is an alternative approach to this topic, allowing easy solutions using only Proportion, and showing simple relationships between distances, velocities and accelerations. This makes the solution to such problems child’s play and like solving a puzzle by finding missing values in a 3 by 3 grid.

** **51. "Earth's rotation and revolution"

by Kenneth Williams, 2020 short video

This paper takes up Tirthaji's reference to the rotation of the Earth and its revolution around the Sun and explores how the Sun's position, for any observer on the Earth and for any time of day or year, may be predicted, relative to the observer's horizon.

** **50. "Why in many situations Vedic Mathematics is a much better choice than modern Mathematics"

by Pankaj Dhar, 2020

This paper offers a comparison of Vedic Mathematics with Modern Mathematics, comparing and contrasting their respective approaches and advantages.

** **49. "Arcs and Chords of Circles, Angles and Sines of Angles"

by Kenneth Williams, 2020. short video

On a neat method for evaluating Sines, Cosines and their inverses and Tangents. And how the method throws light on an approximate general method for evaluating other functions.

** **48. "Expressing a Number as a Sum of Two Square Numbers"

by Kenneth Williams, 2020. short video

On how to express a given number as a sum of two squares - special and general method. The general method is in relation to Tirthaji's chapter 31.

** **47. "Multiplication by Nines and its Use in Astronomy"

by Kenneth Williams, 2019. short video

Shows how Tirthaji's method for multiplying by 9, 99, 999 etc. (and by 399 etc.) can be used to determine astronomical positions.

** **46. "Practical Mathematics"

by Kenneth Williams, 2019. short video

Shows how to find the equation of a perpendicular bisector, equation of a circle or parabola through 3 given points, and how these simple and similar patterns suggest a more practical approach to mathematics.

** **45. "Sum and Difference of squares"

by Kenneth Williams, 2019. short video

This paper examines, explains and discusses Tirthaji's chapter 31.

** **44. "Multiplication of n numbers close to a base using ‘Nikhilam’ sutra"by Vijayakrishna J, Rajagopala Rao M, 2019.

This paper shows how any number of numbers close to a base number can be multiplied.

** **43. "Permutations and Combinations"by Kenneth Williams, 2019.

This paper shows how the methods of Vedic mathematics can be used in evaluating Permutations and Combinations.

** 42. "Factorisation and Differentiation"**by Kenneth Williams, 2019.

This paper explains and enlarges Chapter 22 of Tirthaji's book

** **41. "Roots of Polynomials"by Kenneth Williams, 2018.

This paper shows how we can easily get sums of any like powers of roots of any polynomial without the need to actually find the roots themselves.

40. "Powers of 9"

by M Rajagopala Rao, 2018.

This paper shows how the coefficients in Pascal's Triangle can be used to easily obtain powers of 9.

39. "Statistics and Vedic Mathematics"

by Kenneth Williams, 2018.

In this paper from the 2018 Online VM Conference a chart is presented that shows the whole subject. Then how the techniques used in Statistics are related to the way the mind works and hence to the Sutras of Vedic Mathematics.

38. "Finding Cumulative Binomial Probabilities using Only the Last Terms"

by Kenneth Williams, 2018.

This paper from the 2018 Online VM Conference shows how the columns of Pascal’s Triangle give coefficients for cumulative Binomial probabilities.

37. "From Vedic Square to the Digital Root ‘Clockworks’ of Modulo 90 Factorization"

by Gary Croft 2018.

This paper demonstrates that the fundamental patterns underlying modulo 90 factorization at the digital root level can be traced to the Vedic Square.

36. "Squaring Numbers Consisting of a Repeating Set of Digits"

by Mike Greenlaw, 2018.

How to square numbers like 365365 or 365365365 etc. by simple addition.

35. "Solution of Triangles"

by Kenneth Williams, 2017.

Paper from the Delhi 2017 Conference, showing how triangles can be easily solved using the Vertically and Crosswise Sutra.

34. "Swami Tirtha’s Crowning Gem"

by Kenneth Williams, 2016.

Paper from the 2016 Online Conference, showing how the Crowning Gem method of VM extends to powers, roots and solution of polynomial equations.

33. "Teaching Calculus"

by Kenneth Willliams, 2015.

Paper from Bangkok Conference 2015, showing a new approach to calculus teaching.

32. "Complement Method"

by Vitthal B.Jadhav, November 2017.

Left to Right Addition / Subtraction of Two Numbers by using 10 Point Circle (COMPLEMENT METHOD)

31. "Bharati Krishnas Special Cases"

by Kenneth Williams, June 2017.

Kolkata conference article on VM Special Methods.

30. "General Formula for Multiplication"

by Romith Rao, April 2017.

A 3-step method to multiply any two integers.

29. "Cube Roots"

by Rohan Chandra, December 2016.

A variation of finding the cube roots.

28. "Multiplying numbers nearing multiples of different bases"

by Pietro Nolasco, November 2016.

Multiplying numbers near different multiples of different bases.

27. "Base Division"

by Nathan Annenberg, November 2015.

A Way to Better Focus the VM Base Division Algorithm

26. "Multiplying Numbers with Different Bases"

by Sameer Mittal, June 2015

Multiplying Numbers with Different Bases

25. "Power of Numbers"

by Sanjay Dixit, May 2015

Expansion of application of Binomial theorem to find higher powers of two, three and four digit numbers.

24. "Vedic Mathematics"

by Dr. S. K. Kapoor, May 2015

Organization format of Ganita Sutras runs parallel to the organization format of Sakala Rig-Ved Samhita, the source Vedic scripture.

23. "Squaring Made Easy"

by Rohan Chandra, May 2015

An easy way to square numbers 2-digit numbers where the last digit is over 5.

22. "Cubing 3 Digit Numbers by the Ratio Method"

by Kenneth Williams, March 2015

Extending Swami Tirtha's ratio method to cubing 3-digit numbers.

21. "Divisibility Tests"

by Rohan Chandra, January 2015

Divisibility Tests.

20. "Decimal Form of a Fraction - Part 1"

by Badriya Raihani, October 2014

This is a good introduction to recurring decimals.

19. "The Psychology of Vedic Mathematics"

by James Glover, January 2014

This discusses the question as to what is the nature of the Vedic sutras of Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji’s system such that they could cover all of mathematics.

** **18. "Calculating Powers Near a Base Number"

by Stephen Mogomotsi Modisane, November 2013

This extends Bharati Krsna’s method for squaring and cubing near a base number.

** **17. "Powers and Cyclicity"

by Debasis Basak, November 2013

Finding the last digit(s) of any number to any power (cyclicity)

** **16. "Observations from 'Figuring' by Shakuntala Devi"

by Sarwan Aggarwal, November 2013

Notes and discusses some connections between this book and Vedic Mathematics.

** **15. "Extending the application of the Vedic Maths sutras"

by James Glover, October 2013

Extending the Application of the Vedic Maths Sutras

** **14. "Two Step method"

by Vitthal B. Jadhav, October 2013

Novel Method for Squaring and Cubing of Any Number

** **13. "A Different Osculation Approach to Test Divisibility of Numbers"

by Raajesh Srinivasa Rama, August 2013

This shows four easy but very effective modifications that can be applied to Tirthaji’s osculation procedure.

12. "Nth Power of Pingala Chanda"

by Ranjani Chari, July 2013

This shows a method that was given by Pingala Chanda in 200 BC of raising a number to some power.

11. "Novel Algorithm for 'Nth Root of Number' using Multinomial Expansion"

by Vitthal Jadhav, March 2013

This gives a general algorithm to extract the nth root of any number. It also discusses various novel approaches to expand multinomial.

10. "Novel Methods for 'Reciprocal of Prime Number' using VM Osculator"

by Vitthal Jadhav, January 2013

This shows a number of applications of the osculator in recurring decimals.

9. "Solving Systems of linear equations using the Paravartya rule in Vedic Mathematics"

by D.K.R. Babajee, August 2012

This develops Tirthaji's method for solving simultaneous equations, showing how it can be used to solve systems of equations.

8. "Recursion based Derivation of Duplex Square Method"

by Vitthal Jadhav, June 2012

This proves the Vedic duplex method of squaring numbers.

7. "A Method for Finding the Square of any Number"

by D.K.R. Babajee, June 2012

An unexpected extension of the method for squaring a number near a base which leads to a general method of squaring.

6. "Faster Division by 10n-1 or Monodigit Number"

by Vitthal Jadhav, April 2012

Dividing by monodigit numbers like 7777, with proof and example.

5. "Ellipse Problem Solved using Triple Code Numbers"

By Steven Vogel, March 2012

Here we see how to use triple code numbers to solve the problem of finding integral points on an ellipse where the ellipse must also be defined in terms of integers.

4. "Triples and the Mandelbrot Set"

by Kenneth Williams, March 2012

This introduces the Mandelbrot Set and shows how it can be explained more simply than the usual way (which involves a knowledge of complex numbers). No prior knowledge of triples or the Mandelbrot set is required.

3. "Magic of Sub-Sutra"

by Sarwan Aggarwal, February 2012

Showing applications of the Vedic sub-sutra: "For 7, multiplier is 143"

Below are articles from previous newsletters which are also of a more technical nature.

2. AN INTERESTING VEDIC MATH APPLICATION (on compound interest) by Steven Vogel

1. ONE WAY OF LOOKING AT THE BINOMIAL THEOREM by Steven Vogel