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← 01-21 Chat with Enrico Giusti Part 2

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  1. The angles he measured by degrees, of course.
  2. [Enrico Giusti, Curator, Garden of Archimedes ] For the unit of length, he used the stadium,
  3. but he didn't measure with a rope or something,
  4. but he estimated the distance between Syene and Alexandria
  5. by the time that a camel would need to go from one city to another.
  6. Eratosthenes measure was rather accurate for the time.
  7. Even for modern standards, it was say about 10%.
  8. The source of error was essentially the estimation of the distance,
  9. because the angles he could measure with a good accuracy.