Supplemental Volumes Containing the Whole of the Asiatick Researches; Hitherto Published Excepting Those Papers Already in His Works Volume 1

Supplemental Volumes Containing the Whole of the Asiatick Researches; Hitherto Published Excepting Those Papers Already in His Works Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...when the men A'ryabhatta, Brahma" Gupta, and others, have determined them: the reafon was, that thofe deviations are not in themfelves uniform; and to ftate their variations would have been " endlefs. It was therefore thought better, that examinations at different times " ihould be made, and due corrections of the Bija introduced. A Ganita Sassra, " whofe rules are demonftrable, is true; and when conjunctions, oppolitions, and " other planetary phenomena, calculated by fuch Sassras, are found not to agree " with obfervation, a proportionable Bija may be introduced without any deroga" tion from their credit. It was therefore neceffary, that this Sassra (the Surya ' Siddbanta J ihould be revealed in each Tug, and that other Sassras ihould be com' pofed by the Munis. " The original Sassra then appears to be the Surya Siddbanta; the fecond, the Brabma Siddbanta j the third, the Paulassya Siddbanta; the fourth, the Soma - Siddbanta." In the following table are given the periodical revolutions of the planets, their nodes and apfides, according to the Surya Siddbanta. The corrections of Bija at prefent ufed are contained in one column, and the inclination of their orbits to the ecliptick in another. The obliquity of the ecliptick is inferted according to the This I molt however at prefent omit, not having as yet discovered the corrections of this kind, that will bringeven the Sun's place, computed by the Surya Siddbanta, exaetly to an agreement with the aftronomical books in prefent ule. Of thefe books, the principal are, the Grahalagbava compofed about 268 y-ars ago, the tables of Macaranda ufed at Benashow more

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  • English
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  • 1236554906
  • 9781236554901