E18 -- De Indorum anno solari astronomico
(On the Solar Astronomical Year of the Indians)
Summary (from the introduction to Kim Plofker's translation):
This work is an appendix to two appendices to a book by Euler's friend and Imperial Academy colleague
T. S. Bayer, Historia regni Graecorum Bactriani (History of the Bactrian kingdom of the Greeks), St. Petersburg:
1738. The original appendices were written by a Danish missionary in Tranquebar, C. T. Walther
("The Indian Doctrine of Time," pp. 145-190), and by Bayer himself based on his correspondence with
Walther and other Tranquebar missionaries ("Supplement to the Indian Doctrine of Time," pp. 191-200).
Euler's contribution appears on pp. 201-213.
Originally published in Bayer, 1738, pp. 201-213
Opera Omnia: Series 2, Volume 30, pp. 5 - 12
- Original publication: E018
- Also, the title page and introdution
from Bayer's book are available. The introduction discusses Euler's work on the final page.
- Kim Plofker has provided a translation of E18.
In addition to translating the text, her document includes annoations and
explainations of the original text.
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