Ancient Hindu Science: Its Transmission and Impact on World Cultures

Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Multicultural Science -- The Ancient Hindu Science -- About the Book -- The Building Blocks of Science -- Geography -- The Power of Questioning: Śāstrārtha (Debate) to Acquire Knowledge -- Respect for Knowledge: The Role of a Guru -- Sm.25ex...

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Main Author: Kumar, Alok
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: San Rafael Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2019
Series/Journal:Synthesis Lectures on Engineering Ser.
Further subjects:B Science-India-History
B Electronic books
B Hinduism and science-History
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9781681735320
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Summary:Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Multicultural Science -- The Ancient Hindu Science -- About the Book -- The Building Blocks of Science -- Geography -- The Power of Questioning: Śāstrārtha (Debate) to Acquire Knowledge -- Respect for Knowledge: The Role of a Guru -- Sm.25exti (Memory), An Answer to Book Burning -- Yoga and Meditation for Self-Improvement -- The Hindu Mathematics -- The Hindu Numerals -- The Word-Numerals -- The Place-value Notations -- From Śūnyatā and Neti-Neti to Zero and Infinity (Ananta) -- The Binary Number System -- The Fibonacci Sequence -- The Square-root Operation -- Algebra -- Sum of a Series -- Sum of a Series with n2 and n3 -- Solution to a Quadratic Equation -- Geometry -- Transforming a Square into a Circle -- Height of a Tall Object -- The Value of -- The Pythagorean Theorem -- Trigonometry: From Jyā to Sine -- Diffusion of Hindu Mathematics to Other Cultures -- The Middle East -- China -- Europe -- Support of Pope Sylvester II -- Astronomy -- Heliocentric Solar System -- Ujjain, Greenwich of the Ancient World -- Diurnal Motion of the Earth -- Hindu Calendar -- Hindu Cosmology -- Diffusion of Hindu Astronomy -- The Middle East -- China -- Europe -- Physics -- Space (Ākāśa) -- Time -- Matter and Mass -- Conservation of matter -- Atom (Paramā.25exu) -- Gravitation and Ocean Tides -- Chemistry -- Mining and Metallurgy -- The Iron Pillar of New Delhi -- Wootz or Damascus Steel -- Fermentation -- Biology -- Sacred Rivers and Mountains: Ecological Perspectives -- Sacred Tulsī and Sacred Cow -- Vegetarianism -- Life in Plants: Similarities with Humans -- Medicine -- Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, and Hospitals -- Ayurveda -- Pañca-karma -- Surgery -- Plastic Surgery -- Cataract Surgery -- Carpenter Ants Suturing and Leech Therapy -- Hindu Medicine in Other World Cultures -- The Global Impact.
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ISBN:1681735318