INTERNATIONAL YEAR of ASTRONOMY Eratosthenes

India

Monday 22 December 2008 by perbosc

The impact of this question and the answer is always unclear to school children. Although they are taught in Geography class, all they get is some printed data like radius = 6400km. We also do not relate this important question to applied mathematics. Geometry is a whole branch that came out of measuring the Earth! To make this process apparent and easier for teachers, the following project has been undertaken by IUCAA and Vigyan Prasar


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