Description 
1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color) 
Contents 
Foreword (by George Andrews)  Preface  Part I  Ramanujan and other mathematical luminaries  Chapter 1: Ramanujan: An Estimation  Chapter 2: Ramanujan: The Second Century  Chapter 3: L.J. Rogers: A Contemporary of Ramanujan  Chapter 4: P.A. MacMahon: Ramanujan's Distinguished Contemporary  Chapter 5: Fermat and Ramanujan: A Comparison  Chapter 6: J.J. Sylvester: Ramanujan's Illustrious Predecessor  Chapter 7: Erdos and Ramanujan: Legends of Twentieth Century Mathematics  Chapter 8: C.G.J. Jacobi: Algorist parexcelence  Chapter 9: Evariste Galois: Founder of Group Theory  Chapter 10: Leonhard Euler: Most Prolic Mathematician in History  Chapter 11: G.H. Hardy: Ramanujan's Mentor  Chapter 12: J.E. Littlewood: Ramanujan's Contemporary and Hardy's Collaborator  Chapter 13: Niels Henrik Abel: Norwegian Mathematical Genius  Chapter 14: Issai Schur: Ramanujan's German Contemporary  Chapter 15: Robert Rankin: Scottish link with Ramanujan  Chapter 16: G.N. Watson: First to Investigate the Mock Theta Functions  Part II  Some Aspects of Ramanujan's Mathematics  Chapter 17: Ramanujan and  Chapter 18. Ramanujan and partitions  Chapter 19: Major progress on a problem of Ramanujan  Part III  Reviews of Books and Stage Productions  Chapter 20. Genius Whom the Gods Loved  A Review of "Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers"  21. The Discovery and Rediscovery of Mahematical Genius  A Review of the book "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan"  Chapter 22. A Review of "Ramanujan: Letters and Commentary"  Chapter 23. A Review of "Ramanujan: Essays and Surveys"  Chapter 24. Review of "Partition: A Play on Ramanujan"  Chapter 25. Review of the movie "The Man Who Knew Infinity"  Part IV  Preserving Ramanujan's Legacy  Chapter 26: The Ramanujan Journal: Its Conception, Need and Place  Chapter 27. A Pilgrimage to Ramanujan's Hometown  Chapter 28. The First SASTRA Ramanujan Prizes  Chapter 29. Ramanujan's Growing Influence  Chapter 30. The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize  Its Origins and its Winners  Chapter 31. Srinivasa Ramanujan  Going Strong at 125  Chapter 32: Ramanujan in Mauritius  Chapter 33. Royal Society Conference and Publication for Centenary of Ramanujan's Election as FRS 
Summary 
The First Edition of the book is a collection of articles, all by the author, on the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan as well as on some of the greatest mathematicians in history whose life and works have things in common with Ramanujan. It presents a unique comparative study of Ramanujan's spectacular discoveries and remarkable life with the monumental contributions of various mathematical luminaries, some of whom, like Ramanujan, overcame great difficulties in life. Also, among the articles are reviews of three important books on Ramanujan's mathematics and life. In addition, some aspects of Ramanujan's contributions, such as his remarkable formulae for the number pi, his pathbreaking work in the theory of partitions, and his fundamental observations on quadratic forms, are discussed. Finally, the book describes various current efforts to ensure that the legacy of Ramanujan will be preserved and continue to thrive in the future. This Second Edition is an expanded version of the first with six more articles by the author. Of note is the inclusion of a detailed review of the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity, a description of the fundamental work of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Winners, and an account of the Royal Society Conference to honour Ramanujan's legacy on the centenary of his election as FRS. KRISHNASWAMI ALLADI is professor of mathematics at the University of Florida where he was department chairman during 19982008. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1978. His area of research is number theory where he has made notable contributions. He is the Founder and EditorinChief of The Ramanujan Journal (Springer), Founder and Editor of the book series Developments in Mathematics (Springer), and Chair of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Committee. He was an associate editor of Notices of the American Mathematical Society 
Notes 
Includes index 

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Subject 
Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920.


Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920. 

Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920 

Mathematicians  India  History


Matemáticos  India  Historia


Mathematicians


Matemàtics.


Història.


India


Índia.

Genre/Form 
History


Llibres electrònics.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9789811562419 

9811562415 
