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Date Posted: 07:48
Author: anil nerode - 27 Aug 02
Subject: Re: Vedic Mathematics & Prof. Nerode?
In reply to: Anonymous-27Aug02 's message, "Re: Vedic Mathematics & Prof. Nerode?" on 07:46

numerical ancient mathematical astronomy, the most profound we know about probably being the Bablylonian on tablets exposited in Otto Negabauer's books, and followed up by the Egyptians and others, were all based on geocentric models. It is my impression that the vedic texts are too. It is after all just a question of what coordinate system they used to express their formulas. Objective dating seems to place Vedic at 2000 BC, a little later than the Bablyonian and Egyptian. But there has always been a good chance that these theories came from those who came by trade or conqust from the Iranian Plateau, where mathematics was very advanced as well. That is, it is to this day unclear what the dependencies are. DNA of the populations as distributed may eventually determine population shift history. But as far as I know, the geocentric coordinate system was the basis of the numerics of all these ancient writings. Copernicus was indeed a revolution over Ptolemy, who inherited the Greek tradition. One has to look at the treatment of sines and cosines, and the base 60 notations, and things of that sort, to establish the historical relations. It is still an historical tangle. So influences have not been determined completely.

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  • Re: Vedic Mathematics & Prof. Nerode? -- Eponymous-27Aug02, 07:49
  • Re: Vedic Mathematics & Prof. Nerode? -- anil nerode - 27 Aug 02, 07:49

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