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

  title={Precession and Trepidation in Indian Astronomy before A.D. 1200},
  author={David Edwin Pingree},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={27 - 35}
  • D. Pingree
  • Published 1 February 1972
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)The process by which various non-Ptolemaic elements of the Greek astronomical tradition were transmitted to India and were there transformed into the astronomy of the siddhantas is a subject of complexity and of obscurity. Its elucidation, however, is of great historical importance, both for the understanding it will afford us of the motivation for particular Indian solutions of problems in mathematical astronomy, and for the insight we will obtain from… 

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