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Virasena was a 9th century Indian mathematician who gave derivation of the volume of a frustrum by a sort of infinite procedure. He also dealt with logarithm of base 2 (ardhaccheda) and knew its laws.


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Sacred Books of the Digambaras (270 words)
Chapters on Karman" This is also called Shatkhandagama, and was composed by Pushpadanta and Bhutabali on the basis of the now lost Drishtivada, and is said to have been composed in the 7th century after Mahavira.
This work is by Gunadhara, and is also based on the Drstivada, and composed in the same age as the Karmaprabhrita.
Its commentary by Virasena and his pupil Jinasena is also respected.
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