Math Magician Ramanujan Top ten Hits!
The facility of Indians’ with numbers was known, so it is not surprising that Fibonacci in his ‘modus indorum’ begins with these words ‘These are the nine figures of the Indians 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9…,but math magician Ramanujan was out of this world!.This app aims to introduce Ramanujan to its users. Srinivasa Ramanujan, math magician, popularly known as Ramanujan (1887-1920) was born in Erode in Tamil Nadu and studied up to FA. At age 13, S.L. Loney’s Advanced Trigonometry was introduced to him, but subsequent introduction to A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics by CS Carr, which is a collection of 5000 theorems of mathematics at age 16 were the eventual ice breakers of his career.
He wrote many answers to theorems in a notebook. But it was lost for many years. Interestingly it is known as ‘lost notebook of Ramanujan.’ It was accidentally discovered in the springs of 1976, by George Andrews of Pennsylvania State University, who visited the library at Trinity College, Cambridge, to examine the papers of the late G.N. Watson. Among these papers, Andrews discovered a sheaf of 138 pages in the handwriting of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
This manuscript was actually the ‘Ramanujan’s lost notebook.’ Its discovery has frequently been deemed as the mathematical equivalent of finding Beethoven’s tenth symphony. The ‘lost notebook’ contains a good number of material on mock theta functions and so this undoubtedly emanated from the last year of Ramanujan’s life. It should also be noted that the material on mock theta functions is perhaps Ramanujan’s best work. Mathematicians are still some decades away from a complete understanding of those functions. More than half of the material in the book is on q-series, including mock theta functions; the remaining part deals with theta function identities, modular equations, incomplete elliptic integrals of the first kind and other integrals of theta functions.
Failing health and poverty did not hamper him to make contributions of great magnitude in the areas of the distribution of prime numbers, hyper-geometric series, elliptic functions, modular forms, probabilistic number theory etc. And explaining behaviors of black holes in space!
This app is a baby step to enable all to know something about the genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a great son of India.
Important features are:
# ‘#Top Ten Hit Parade’ of the genius of Ramanujan.”
# ‘#Taxi number’ –can be explored and you can try to obtain the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways-shows his insight and when he was in London with the help of this App.
# If you type any number, this app will also display whether it is a so called ‘taxicab number’ or not.
# You can try Pi calculation using web workers. This is quite intensive if number of cycles are increased, for just a phone.
# A brief life history.
# Speech synthesis assist although minimally.
# Magic Square of Ramanujan
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Srinivasa Ramanujan is truly a rock star of maths.
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