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Ramanujan

Ramanujan

Ramanujan

A Jewel in the Crown

  • By: Vivek Joseph, R.N. Joseph

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ISBN: 9789360336585

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2024

Pages: 176

Size: 6 x 9 Inch

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide

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Description:

In the short span of his life, Srinivasa Ramanujan made a huge and remarkable impact in the field of mathematics. Not only his work but also his life is an inspiration and motivation for all of us. This book Ramanujan: A Jewel in the Crown has not been written in a traditional manner. This book includes all aspects of his life’s contributions, world recognitions and legacy. It makes the youth and maths enthusiasts aware about Ramanujan’s passion for mathematics. 
The speciality of the book is a collection of diverse views by different world personalities regarding Ramanujan’s life. Such personalities are Prof. G.H. Hardy, Trinity College, University of Cambridge; 
Bruce C. Berndt, University of Illinois, USA; George E. Andrews, Pennsylvania State University, USA; Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin, USA; Robert Kanigel, Ramanujan’s biographer; Jayant Narlikar, Indian physicist; C.B.L. Verma, science writer; Jagjit Singh, Indian mathematician and science populariser; Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist; Dr Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India; Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel; and others.
The book also highlights the Ramanujan-Hardy collaboration, which finds a new mathematical equation because both shared a passion for numbers. A section is devoted to the awarding of prizes like SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in honour of Ramanujan, films and biographies depicting the life and work of Ramanujan.

Target Audience:
Useful for people interested in Ramanujan life’s contributions, world recognitions and legacy and especially youth and math enthusiasts who have passion for mathematics. People interested in biographies and mathematics will find this book extremely interesting.

 

Content:

Preface
Introduction 

SECTION I: RAMANUJAN’S CHRONICLE BIOGRAPHY
Chronicle Biography

SECTION II: RAMANUJAN’S LIFE
Ramanujan’s Birth and Childhood • Ramanujan’s Education • Ramanujan’s Marriage • Ramanujan’s Family Goddess, Namagiri • Ramanujan’s Slate • Ramanujan’s Crucial Time • Ramanujan’s Application for a Job in the Madras Port Trust • Ramanujan’s Turning Point • Ramanujan’s Benefactors • Ramanujan’s First Formal Research Paper • Ramanujan’s Historic Letter Dated 16th January 1913 to Hardy • Hardy’s First Sympathetic Letter to Ramanujan • Ramanujan’s Letters to Hardy • Ramanujan’s Visit to Cambridge • Ramanujan’s Mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy • Ramanujan’s Suicide Attempt • Ramanujan-Hardy Collaboration • Ramanujan’s Capability • Ramanujan’s Memorable Group Photograph • Ramanujan’s Death 

SECTION III: RAMANUJAN’S CONTRIBUTION
Ramanujan’s Magic Squares • Ramanujan’s Notebooks • Ramanujan’s ‘Lost’ Notebook • Ramanujan Conjecture • Ramanujan’s Formula for Pi (π) • Hardy-Ramanujan Number 1729 • Ramanujan’s Publications • Ramanujan’s Theory of Mock-Theta Functions 

SECTION IV: RAMANUJAN’S LEGACY
Ramanujan’s Famous Photograph • Ramanujan Encyclopaedia • Ramanujan’s Honours, Awards and Recognitions • Ramanujan 125th Birth Anniversary • Ramanujan 100th Death Anniversary • Views About Ramanujan and His Work • Ramanujan’s Scholars • Ramanujan’s Notebooks Published by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India • Ramanujan’s Notebooks Published by Professor Bruce C. Berndt of University of Illinois, USA • Hardy’s A Mathematician’s Apology • Ramanujan’s Birthday Magic Square • Ramanujan’s Number Re-investigated • SASTRA Ramanujan Prize • Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative • Ramanujan 125th Meet in Florida, USA • Ramanujan’s Passionate Biography, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan written by Robert Kanigel • Ramanujan’s Passionate Novel, The Indian Clerk written by David Leavitt • Matthew Brown’s Biopic, The Man Who Knew Infinity on Srinivasa Ramanujan • English-Tamil Bilingual Biopic on Srinivasa Ramanujan • An International Feature Film on Ramanujan’s Life Especially Ramanujan-Hardy Collaboration by an Indo-British Collaboration and Co-direction of Stephen Fry and Dev Benegal 
Reference

About the Authors:
Vivek Joseph, MSc, PhD (Lucknow University) is Assistant Professor at Lucknow Christian Degree College, Lucknow. He has a teaching experience of more than 15 years. He has several publications in national and international journals. He has co-supervised a research scholar for PhD in the field of fluid mechanics. He is a member of various mathematical societies like the Indian Mathematical Society and the Bharata Ganita Parisad. He has delivered several lectures in conferences/seminars. He is a member of editorial board of several journals.

R.N. Joseph, MSc, PhD (Sagar University) retired as Associate Professor from Lucknow Christian Degree College, Lucknow. He has a teaching experience of more than 35 years. He has a keen interest in the history of science and is currently writing on scientists like Sir C.V. Raman, Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking, Charles Darwin and Madame Curie.

 

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