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Acharya Bhaskaracharya

Bhaskara II or Bhaskarachārya (1114 – c. 1185) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer who extended Brahmagupta’s work on number systems. Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Bhaskaracharya’s mathematical works called “Lilavati” and “Bijaganita” are considered to be unparalleled. In his treatise “Siddhant Shiromani” he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment.

In modern times, the credit of discovering Earth’s gravitational force is given to Isaac Newton. However, very few people know that the same gravitational force was already discovered by the Indian sage Bhaskaracharya thousands of years ago. In the “Surya Siddhant” he makes a note on the force of gravity: “Objects fall on earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction.” Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton.

 

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