The Zigzag Function

This animation illustrates the zigzag function used in ancient Babylonian astronomy to predict the conjunctions of the Moon and the Sun (i.e. synodic periods in a lunisolar calendar). The material is sourced from The Exact Sciences in Antiquity by O. Neugebauer.

 

Kishore S Kumar

 
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astronomy 
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15 – 18
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English (United Kingdom)
 
 
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