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Ramanujan's place in the world of mathematics : essays providing a comparative study

Author: Krishnaswami Alladi
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
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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  Read more...
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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Genius Whom the Gods Loved--A Review of "Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers" --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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