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Contents 
Part 1. Ramanujan and other mathematical luminaries  Ramanujan: An Estimation  Ramanujan: The Second Century  L.J. Rogers: A Contemporary of Ramanujan  P.A. MacMahon: Ramanujan's Distinguished Contemporary  Fermat and Ramanujan: A Comparison  J.J. Sylvester: Ramanujan's Illustrious Predecessor  Erdös and Ramanujan: Legends of Twentieth Century Mathematics  C.G.J. Jacobi: Algorist parexcellence  Evariste Galois: Founder of Group Theory  Leonhard Euler: Most Prolific Mathematician in History  G.H. Hardy: Ramanujan's Mentor  J.E. Littlewood: Ramanujan's Contemporary and Hardy's Collaborator  Niels Henrik Abel: Norwegian Mathematical Genius  Issai Schur: Ramanujan's German Contemporary  Robert Rankin: Scottish Link with Ramanujan  Part 2. On Some Aspects of Ramanujan's Mathematics  Ramanujan and [pi]  Ramanujan and Partitions  Major Progress on a Problem of Ramanujan  Part 3. Book Reviews  Genius Whom the Gods LovedA Review of "Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers"  The Discovery and Rediscovery of Mathematical GeniusA Review of "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan"  A Review of "Ramanujan: Letters and Commentary"  A Review of "Ramanujan: Essays and Surveys"  A Review of "Partition: A Play on Ramanujan"  Part 4. Preserving Ramanujan's Legacy  The Ramanujan Journal: Its Conception, Need and Place  A Pilgrimage to Ramanujan's Hometown  The First SASTRA Ramanujan Prizes  Ramanujan's Growing Influence 
Summary 
This 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 lives 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. Thus the book is an enlightening study of Ramanujan as a mathematician and a human being. From the Foreword by George Andrewsone of the greatest experts on Ramanujan's work: 'Alladi, who has worked in several areas of number theory and analysis, and who, as editor of the Ramanujan Journal, is uniquely qualified to write these historical sketches which provide an unusual and compelling view of Ramanujan.' ABOUT THE AUTHOR Krishnaswami Alladi is professor of mathematics at the University of Florida, where he was the department chairman during 19982008. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1978. His research area is number theory, where he has made notable contributions. In 1987, during the Ramanujan Centennial in India, he got the inspiration to launch The Ramanujan Journal (now published by Springer), devoted to all areas ofmathematics influenced by Ramanujan. He annually writes articlesabout Ramanujan and his place in the world of mathematics, for journals and newspapers. He is presently editorinchief of The Ramanujan Journal, editor of the book series Developments in Mathematics (Springer), and associate editor of Notices of the American Mathematical Society 
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Subject 
Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920.


Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 18871920 

Mathematicians  India  History


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology.


MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy.


Matemáticos  India  Historia


Mathematicians


India

Genre/Form 
Electronic books


Biographies


History


Biographies.


Biographies.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9788132207672 

813220767X 

8132207661 

9788132207665 
