Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times ePub download
by Jayant V. Narlikar
- ISBN: 0143030280
- ISBN13: 978-0143030287
- ePub: 1743 kb | FB2: 1856 kb
- Language: English
- Publisher: Penguin (January 2003)
- Pages: 216
- Rating: 4.7/5
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Dr Narlikar takes a very practical approach to the subject. He also delves on modern day fads like "Vastu Shastra" and age old ones like astrology
Dr Narlikar takes a very practical approach to the subject. He does highlight ancient Indian science that has solid proof behind it, but he firmly puts his case against all claims that are based on hearsay. Things like if Lord Ram could fly in a craft in the epic Ramayana, ancient India had knowledge about building flying machines. He also delves on modern day fads like "Vastu Shastra" and age old ones like astrology. I had no idea that the claim to "Vedic Mathematics" also was so hollow.
India has a rich history of scientific accomplishments. Above all, Narlikar raises issues that both the layperson and the scientist need to consider as India seeks to lead the world in information technology and biotechnology. In the fifth century, nearly one millennium before Copernicus, the Indian astronomer and mathematician Aryabhata theorized that the earth spins on its axis. Likewise, in the twentieth century physicist Meghnad Saha’s ionization equation opened the door to stellar astrophysics. But India’s scientific achievements have occurred as flashes of brilliance rather than as a clear trajectory of progress.
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Jayant Vishnu Narlikar (born 19 July 1938) is an Indian astrophysicist. Fred Hoyle's Universe, 2003. Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times, 2003. An Introduction to Cosmology, 2002. He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, known as Hoyle–Narlikar theory. It synthesises Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Mach's principle. A Different Approach to Cosmology, with G. Burbridge and Fred Hoyle, Cambridge University Press 2000
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