Sunday, March 4, 2012

Law of Gravity in Ancient india


Bhaskaracharya's Law of Gravity
Did you know that the famous Hindu astronomer, Bhaskaracharya in his Surya Siddhanta wrote:


"Objects fall on the earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction."


It was not until 1687, 1200 years later did Issac Newton "rediscover" the Law of Gravity.


In Surya Siddhanta, dated 400-500 AD, the ancient Hindu astronomer Bhaskaracharya states,


"Objects fall on the earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this force."


Approximately 1200 years later (1687 AD), Sir Isaac Newton rediscovered this phenomenon and called it the Law of Gravity.
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