The Cow Problem of Narayana Pandita, a Fibonacci-like Problem from Fourteenth Century India by Dean Gooch, Santa Rosa Junior College
The Cow Problem of Narayana Pandita involves the growth of a cow population over twenty years. These cows are able to have their own female calves in the fourth year of their life. I will investigate the series solution used to solve this problem by fourteenth century Indian mathematicians and look into finding a recurrence relation to solve this problem. Extensions of this problem will also be examined.
Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4 PM.