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Algebraic formulae for the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter in the Pancasiddhantika

  • George Abraham


The daily motion of the Moon, and the synodic arcs and periods of Saturn and Jupiter are derived from the algebraic formulae given in the Pancasiddhantika.


Daily Motion Algebraic Formula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Abraham
    • 1
  1. 1.Madras Christian CollegeIndia

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