Āryabhata and axial rotation of Earth

  title={Āryabhata and axial rotation of Earth},
  author={A. Dutta},
  • A. Dutta
  • Published 2006
  • Mathematics
  • Resonance
  • AbstractĀryabhata (born 476 CE) is regarded as a pioneer of mathematical astronomy in ancient India. In this three-part article, I shall discuss one important contribution of Āryabhata in astronomy involving the least technical background —the principle of axial rotation (Part 1) and computations on the sidereal day (Part 2). Portions of 4 verses, pertaining to Earth’s rotation, from his famous treatise Āryabhatīya will be quoted. In Part 3, I shall give a brief historical account on the… CONTINUE READING
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