Ancient Indian Astronomy and Contributions of Samanta Chandra Sekhar

Ancient Indian Astronomy and Contributions of Samanta Chandra Sekhar

By: L. Satpathy (editor)Hardback

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Samanta Chandra Sekhar (1835-1904) occupies a special position in Ancient Indian Astronomy, being the last link in a long chain of illustrious astronomers commencing with Aryabhata (5th century AD). The book describes how he identified errors accumulated over the ages, eradicated them and brought the subject to final perfection. The discovery of the three anomalies in the motion of the moon, hiking of the Earth-Sun distance by more than ten times the value taken by his predecessors and his novel planetary model with heliocentric motion of the planets are some of his major contributions. How astronomy developed in ancient civilizations of the world, and the frontier topics in astrophysics like Dark Matter etc. Discussed in a few articles help in developing an integral perspective of the reader.

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Lakshmidhar Satpathy.: Institute of Physics, Sachivalaya Marg Bhubaneswar, India


Samanta Chandra Sekhar and his contributions to Ancient Indian Astronomy / Samanta Chandra Sekhar - His Relevance in Modern Times / Distances of Sun. Moon and Stars / Siddhantic Astronomy / Planetary Motion as in Siddhanta Darpana / Corrections for Planets' Positions and Samanta Chandra Sekhar / Outstanding Achievements of Nineteenth Century Indian Astronomer and Similar Achievements of Ancient Chinese Astronomer / Venture to Samanta Chandra Sekhar and His Impact on Present Time / Indian Astronomy: A Sketch / History of Ancient Civilizations and the Developments of Astronomy / Astronomy of Vedic Times / Some Glimpses from the Vedic Astronomy / Bengali Calendars: The Mounting Mess / The Starry Messenger / Motivations for Grand Unification and its Current Status / Basic Constituents of the Visible and Invisible Matter - A Microscopic View of the Universe / Dark Matter and Parallel Universe / Inertial Forces: 'a la Newton in General Relativity / In Praise of Astronomy

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/02/2003
  • ISBN13: 9788173194320
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9788173194320
  • weight: 920
  • ISBN10: 8173194327

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