Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ancient India's contribution to mathematics and science

DharmaQuiz Session 306: 18-Nov-2014

#DharmaQuiz 1916:
1000 yrs bef Copernicus, an Indian showed earth is spherical: "Mrit jala shikhi vayumayo BHUGOLAH sarvato vrttah". Who? Ans: Arya Bhata in the Aryabhatiya – Chapter 4, verse 6
Meaning: The globe of earth stands suspended in space at the centre of a circular frame that is at the
centre of the Bhugola surrounded by the orbits of the planets; it is made of water, soil, fire and air and
is circular on all sides that is spherical.

More: http://yuvashakthichennai.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/

#DharmaQuiz 1917: An Indian calculated Earth's diameter as 1050 Yojanas (12715.5 KM) 1500 years ago - "Neela Bhu vyasa...". In which book? Ans: Arya bhateeya.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80ryabha%E1%B9%AD%C4%ABya

#DharmaQuiz 1918: Laghu Bhaskareeya, a wonderful ancient Indian mathematics book was written during 629 CE. By which mathematician? Ans: Bhaskaracharya 1

#DharmaQuiz 1919: Shri Vateshwar Acharya wrote Vateshwar Siddhanta during 748 CE.
Which scientific topic does this book deal with? Ans: Astronomy.

{Final,Open till 10.00PM} #DharmaQuiz 1920: Brahmasputa Siddhanta written during 528 CE deals with quadratic equations. Who wrote it? Ans: Brahma Gupta.

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C4%81hmasphu%E1%B9%ADasiddh%C4%81nta

Watch this amazing video of Dr. N Gopala Krishnan to learn a lot about ancient India's contribution to mathematics and science. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yIoBsYNjHA
It's a gold mine of information.. Long video, but worth every minute!

Scores for session 306:
  1. @Simuntweets : 5
  2. @mdbiyani : 5
  3. @sankarbe : 5
  1. @karthikjana : 4
  2. @stormylook : 4
  3. @gurudath29 : 4
  1. @Divakar31 : 2   
  1. @raghavendra3190 : 1
  2. ‏@SanghiBeerbal : 1
  3. @jp_surat : 1
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