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Genre/Form: | Electronic books History |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Alladi, Krishnaswami. Ramanujan's place in the world of mathematics. New Delhi ; New York : Springer, ©2013 (OCoLC)823888332 |

Named Person: | Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar |

Material Type: | Biography, Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Krishnaswami Alladi |

ISBN: | 9788132207672 813220767X 8132207661 9788132207665 |

OCLC Number: | 817224726 |

Description: | 1 online resource |

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 par-excellence -- 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 Book Reviews -- Genius Whom the Gods Loved--A Review of "Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers" -- The Discovery and Rediscovery of Mathematical Genius--A Review of "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan" -- A Review of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. |

Responsibility: | Krishnaswami Alladi. |

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From the reviews:"One of the best ways to understand Ramanujan and his mathematics is to study his life and work in comparison to other outstanding mathematicians in history whose lives and works have things in common with Ramanujan. Some of them, like Ramanujan, underwent great difficulties in life but, undeterred by these obstacles, produced work of the highest quality. After providing an evaluation of Ramanujan and discussing the possible impact of his work in the years following his centenary, there is a collection of essays on 13 mathematical luminaries that provides a comparative study. These essays are really the heart of the book....As [George] Andrews writes in his Foreword: "Alladi, who has worked in several areas of number theory and analysis, and who, as the editor of The Ramanujan Journal, is uniquely qualified to write these historical sketches which provide an unusual and compelling view of Ramanujan." The book is an enlightening study of Ramanujan as a mathematician and as a human being and will appeal to mathematicians, students and the general public interested in mathematics."-Themistocles M. Rassias, EMS Newsletter March 2013"It is in fact a great book to go swimming in. Alladi has put together a sweeping compendium of essays on Ramanujan ... . It is a wonderful book to browse through, and before you know it, you'll have read it all. ... All in all, this book is clearly entirely irresistible. Get a copy for yourself. ... You can't miss." (Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, January, 2013)"It is a unique book and can be read effortlessly even by non-mathematicians. Each article can be read separately. ... strongly recommends this book to each and every one irrespective of their area of work and interest and also to school teachers and students. To sum up, it is an excellent book, highly enjoyable and easily readable." (Girish Kumar Ramaiah, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1257, 2013) Read more...

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