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BJP Minister says Newton's Law of Gravitation was known to Hindus 1000 years before Newton

Post by Rashmun on Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:25 am

Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani on Monday said that the law of gravitation was discovered by Brahmagupta the second, a thousand years before Isaac Newton. Devnani, who is minister for primary and secondary education in the Vasundhara Raje government, was speaking during the 72nd foundation day celebrations of the University of Rajasthan on Monday morning.


“Abhi mai teen chaar din pehle padh raha tha, ki Newton ka… gurtwakarshan ka niyam kisne kiya? To bataya ki Newton ne kiya, maine bhi padha, aapne bhi padha. Gehrai me jayenge, to Brahmagupta Dwitiya ne usse ek hazar saal pehle is gurutwakarshan ka niyam diya tha (A few days ago, I was reading about Newton…who came up with the law of gravitation? Newton did, this is what I read, you read. If you delve deeper, Bramhagupta the second had given us this rule a thousand years before Newton),” said Devnani.


Devnani asked during his speech why this isn’t added to the educational curriculum. “Why don’t we include this? Yes, the mechanism has been developed later by modern scientists and we will teach that too, but such topics have to be made suitable for India,” said Devnani.



http://indianexpress.com/article/india/brahmagupta-ii-came-up-with-gravitation-law-1000-years-before-newton-says-rajasthan-education-minister-5016935/

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Post by smArtha on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:18 pm

Circa 600AD, Brahmagupta suggested the force of attraction and used the apt term 'gurthvAkarshan' in samskritam for that concept. 

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Post by Seva Lamberdar on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm

smArtha wrote:Circa 600AD, Brahmagupta suggested the force of attraction and used the apt term 'gurthvAkarshan' in samskritam for that concept. 

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He might have figured out correctly and talked about the gravitational attraction, but that is nowhere close to Newton's law (equation) for  gravitational force between two bodies (point masses) separated by a distance.
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Re: BJP Minister says Newton's Law of Gravitation was known to Hindus 1000 years before Newton

Post by Rashmun on Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:05 pm

Seva Lamberdar wrote:
smArtha wrote:Circa 600AD, Brahmagupta suggested the force of attraction and used the apt term 'gurthvAkarshan' in samskritam for that concept. 

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He might have figured out correctly and talked about the gravitational attraction, but that is nowhere close to Newton's law (equation) for  gravitational force between two bodies (point masses) separated by a distance.

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