Sawai Jai Singh and His Astronomy
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1995 - 347 páginas
Sawai Jai Singh the statesman astronomer of 18th century India designed astronomical instruments of masonry and stone, built observatories prepared a Zij or a text for astronomical calculations and sent a fact-finding scientific mission to Europe. His high precision instruments were designed to measure time and angles to the very limit of naked eye observing.
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Decision to Build Observatories
Jaipur Observatory I
Jaipur Observatory II
The Observatory of Mathura
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Página 2 - Singh, from the first dawning of reason in his mind, and during its progress towards maturity, was entirely devoted to the study of mathematical science, and the bent of his mind was constantly directed to the solution of its most difficult problems, by the aid of the Supreme Artificer, he obtained a thorough knowledge of its principles and rules.
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