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This is based on the belief that Koṭuṅṅallūr was earlier known as Koṭum-Kal-l-ūr ("city of hard stones"); however, old records show that the city was actually Koṭum-kol-ūr ("city of strict governance").
It also contains continued fractions, quadratic equations, sums-of-power series, and a table of sines.It is also occasionally referred to as Arya-shatas-a Sh Ta (literally, Aryabhata's 108), because there are 108 verses in the text.It is written in the very terse style typical of sutra literature, in which each line is an aid to memory for a complex system.However, Aryabhata did not use the Brahmi numerals.Continuing the Sanskritic tradition from Vedic times, he used letters of the alphabet to denote numbers, expressing quantities, such as the table of sines in a mnemonic form.However, in Arabic writings, vowels are omitted, and it was abbreviated as jb.
Later writers substituted it with jaib, meaning "pocket" or "fold (in a garment)".
Aryabhata is the author of several treatises on mathematics and astronomy, some of which are lost.
His major work, Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian mathematical literature and has survived to modern times.
Aryabhata's method of solving such problems, elaborated by Bhaskara in 621 CE, is called the (कुट्टक) method.
Kuṭṭaka means "pulverizing" or "breaking into small pieces", and the method involves a recursive algorithm for writing the original factors in smaller numbers.
It claims that it is a translation by Aryabhata, but the Sanskrit name of this work is not known.