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Are Aryabhata's and Galilean Relativity Equivalent?

Authors
  • Narayan, R. H.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Feb 26, 2008
Submission Date
Feb 26, 2008
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 0802.3884
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

This paper considers the question of whether Aryabhata's direct and indirect references to relativity of motion are equivalent to Galilean Relativity. Examining verses fom different sections of the text Aryabhatiya, we show that there is explicit mention of relativity of space and motion, although there is no explicit reference to the motion being uniform.

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