how aristarchus found that earth's diameter = 2.5 × moon's diameter . What wrong things he did to calculate the size of moon just like the shodow part.
You could look him up on the Internet. There are several fine articles there which discuss Aristarchus and his work.how aristarchus found that earth's diameter = 2.5 × moon's diameter . What wrong things he did to calculate the size of moon just like the shodow part.
I'd have to work through the whole process to understand it and I don't have time for that right now. Sorry.I want to know why they took (L/S) = (l/s) and how they got (L/t) =(l/t)(180/(pi × theta) and what is theta here
Similar triangles?Can u explain me only first part please.
PF will respond so much better when you appear to have put some effort in, yourself.
What have you actually learned from that Wiki article?
I have spent less than five minutes on the recommended Wiki article and I found:
"The error in this calculation comes primarily from the poor values for x and θ. The poor value for θ is especially surprising, since Archimedes writes that Aristarchus was the first to determine that the Sun and Moon had an apparent diameter of half a degree. This would give a value of θ = 0.25, and a corresponding distance to the moon of 80 Earth radii, a much better estimate. The disagreement of the work with Archimedes seems to be due to its taking an Aristarchos statement that the lunisolar diameter is 1/15 of a "meros" of the zodiac to mean 1/15 of a zodiacal sign (30°), unaware that the Greek word "meros" meant either "portion" or 7°1/2; and 1/15 of the latter amount is 1°/2, in agreement with Archimedes' testimony."
Is this a homework assignment?
Ouch. That was hardly an explanation - not one that could satisfy me, in any event.No its not a H.W problem but thanks for explaining