Description 
1 online resource (347 pages) 
Series 
History of Mathematics ; v. 22 

History of mathematics.

Contents 
Cover; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Photograph credits; Citations for previously published papers; The life of Ramanujan; Photos (Ramanujan); The four photographs of Ramanujan; The books studied by Ramanujan in India; The influence of Carr's synopsis on Ramanujan; The notebooks of Srinivasa Ramanujan; A recently discovered letter giving Ramanujan's examination scores; On Ramanujan; Indian Mathematical Society; The Ramanujan family record; Ramanujan's illness; Ramanujan as a patient; Photo; Ramanujan's illness 

An incident in the life of S. Ramanujan, F.R.S.: Conversations with G.H. Hardy, F.R.S. and J.E. Littlewood, F.R.S. and their sequelS. Janaki; Photo; S. Janaki Ammal (Mrs. Ramanujan); Conversation "I didn't understand his work, but I knew his worth"; Photo; S. Narayana Iyer; Photo; A short biography of S. Narayana Iyer; Photo; The distribution of primes; Some theorems in summation; E.H. Neville; Photo; Srinivasa Ramanujan [redacted]; University lectures in Madras; Ramanujan's manuscripts and notebooks; Ramanujan's manuscripts and notebooks; Ramanujan's manuscripts and notebooks, II 

An overview of Ramanujan's notebooks [redacted]An introduction to Ramanujan's "lost" notebook; Nontechnical articles on Ramanujan's work; Ramanujan and pi [redacted]; related developments since 1988; Reflections around the Ramanujan centenary; The problems submitted by Ramanujan to the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society; Somewhat more technical articles on Ramanujan's work; A walk through Ramanujan's garden; Ramanujan and hypergeometric and basic hypergeometric series; The final problem: An account of the mock theta functions; Back Cover 
Summary 
This book contains essays on Ramanujan and his work that were written especially for this volume. It also includes important survey articles in areas influenced by Ramanujan's mathematics. Most of the articles in the book are nontechnical, but even those that are more technical contain substantial sections that will engage the general reader. The book opens with the only four existing photographs of Ramanujan, presenting historical accounts of them and information about other people in the photos. This section includes an account of a cryptic family history written by his younger brother, S.L 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920.


Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920 

Mathematicians  India  Biography


Number theory.


Mathematicians


Number theory


India

Genre/Form 
Biographies

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Rankin, Robert A

ISBN 
9781470438906 

1470438909 
