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AuthorBerndt, Bruce C. author
TitleRamanujan's Notebooks [electronic resource] : Part I / by Bruce C. Berndt
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1985
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Srinivasa Ramanujan is, arguably, the greatest mathematician that India has produced. His story is quite unusual: although he had no formal education inmathematics, he taught himself, and managed to produce many important new results. With the support of the English number theorist G. H. Hardy, Ramanujan received a scholarship to go to England and study mathematics. He died very young, at the age of 32, leaving behind three notebooks containing almost 3000 theorems, virtually all without proof. G. H. Hardy and others strongly urged that notebooks be edited and published, and the result is this series of books. This volume dealswith Chapters 1-9 of Book II; each theorem is either proved, or a reference to a proof is given


1 Magic Squares -- 2 Sums Related to the Harmonic Series or the Inverse Tangent function -- 3 Combinatorial Analysis and Series Inversions -- 4 Iterates of the Exponential Function and an Ingenious Formal Technique -- 5 Eulerian Polynomials and Numbers, Bernoulli Numbers, and the Riemann Zeta-Function -- 6 Ramanujan's Theory of Divergent Series -- 7 Sums of Powers, Bernoulli Numbers, and the Gamma function -- 8 Analogues of the Gamma function -- 9 Infinite Series Identities, Transformations, and Evaluations -- Ramanujan's Quarterly Reports -- References

Mathematics Number theory Mathematics Number Theory


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