Precession and Trepidation in Indian Astronomy before A.D. 1200

@article{Pingree1972PrecessionAT,
  title={Precession and Trepidation in Indian Astronomy before A.D. 1200},
  author={David Edwin Pingree},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1972},
  volume={3},
  pages={27 - 35}
}
  • D. Pingree
  • Published 1 February 1972
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
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