By Krishnaswami Alladi
This publication is a set of articles, all by means of the writer, at the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in addition to on a number of the maximum mathematicians through the background whose lifestyles and works have issues in universal with Ramanujan. It provides a different comparative learn of Ramanujan’s striking discoveries and noteworthy lifestyles and of the enormous contributions of assorted mathematical luminaries, a few of whom, like Ramanujan, overcame nice problems in lifestyles. within the ebook, a few features of Ramanujan’s contributions, corresponding to his outstanding formulae for the quantity pi, his pathbreaking paintings within the idea of walls, and his basic observations on quadratic kinds, are mentioned. eventually, the ebook describes a number of present efforts to make sure that the legacy of Ramanujan may be preserved and proceed to thrive sooner or later. hence the ebook is an enlightening learn of Ramanujan as a mathematician and a individual.
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