Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of India's greatest mathematical geniuses. He made contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. Ramanujan was born in his grandmother's house in Erode on December 22, 1887. When Ramanujan was a year old his mother took him to the town of Kumbakonam, near Madras. His father worked in Kumbakonam as a clerk in a cloth merchant's shop. When he was five years old, Ramanujan went to the primary school in Kumbakonam although he would attend several different primary schools before entering the Town High School in Kumbakonam in January 1898. At the Town High School, Ramanujan did well in all his school subjects and showed himself as a talented student. In 1900 he began to work on his own on mathematics summing geometric and arithmetic series. Ramanujan was shown how to solve cubic equations in 1902 and he went on to find his own method to solve the quartic. It was in the Town High School that Ramanujan came across a mathematics book by G. S. Carr called Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure Mathematics. Ramanujan used this to teach himself mathematics. The book contained theorems, formulas and short proofs. It also contained an index to papers on pure mathematics. By 1904 Ramanujan had begun to undertake deep research. He investigated the series (1/n) and calculated Euler's constant to 15 decimal places. He began to study the numbers, which is entirely his own independent discovery. Ramanujan, on the strength of his good schoolwork, was given a scholarship to the Government College in Kumbakonam, which he entered in 1904. However the following year his scholarship was not renewed because Ramanujan devoted more and more of his time to mathematics and neglected his other subjects. Without money he was soon in difficulties and, without telling his parents, he ran away to the town of Vizagapatnam. He continued his mathematical work, and at this time he...

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Biography and Contribution of SRINIVASARAMANUJAN
Born Died
22 December 1887, Erode, Madras Presidency 26 April 1920 (aged 32), Chetput, Madras, Madras Presidency
Residence Kumbakonam Nationality Indian Fields Alma mater Mathematics Government Arts College Pachaiyappa's College University of Cambridge
Academic G. H. Hardy advisors J. E. Littlewood Landau–Ramanujan constant Mock theta...

...his collaborator J. E. Littlewood. After a few hours, they concluded that the results "must be true because, if they were not true, no one would have had the imagination to invent them".
Thus was SrinivasaRamanujan (1887-1920) introduced to the mathematical world. Born in South India, Ramanujan was a promising student, winning academic prizes in high school. But at age 16 his life took a decisive turn after he obtained a book titled A Synopsis of...

...SrinivasaRamanujanRamanujan was born in India to a poor family in Erode, a city in Madras state. His father was a clerk and his mother a deeply religious housewife. None of these facts reflect who Ramanujan really was. He was a brilliant, self-taught mathematician whose ideas caught the attention of some of the prolific mathematicians of his time to include G.H. Hardy. In this short biography we will cover both his life and his...

...A very warm good morning the teacher present and my dear colleagues.
I feel the privilege to speak few words on the legend of Mathematics, Mr. srinivasaramanujan, as today it being a Mathematics day dedicated to him only.
SrinivasaRamanujan, an incredible mathematician was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu on 22nd December 1887. He had no formal training in mathematics yet “he was a natural mathematical genius. By age 11, he had...

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MATHEMATICIANS CONTRIBUTIONS: MODULE 4 - SRINIVASARAMANUJAN (1887 AD - 1920 AD)
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MODULE 4 - SRINIVASARAMANUJAN (1887 AD - 1920 AD)
SRINIVASARAMANUJAN (1887 AD - 1920 AD)
Born Died Residence Nationality Fields Institutions Friend 22nd December 1887 AD 1920 AD Erode , Kumbakonam Indian Mathematics, Astronomy Cambridge university, madras university Hardy...

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SrinivasaRamanujan Iyengar was one of the greatest mathematicians in history. He was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu state, India and went to college, but dropped out because he was not focused on anything academic besides mathematics. On the bright side, a clerk in Madras, India sent a letter to an English mathematician named G. H. Hardy in England showing 120 statements of theorems on...

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A. K. Ramanujan
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Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (Kannada: ಅತ್ತಿಪೇಟೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣಸ್ವಾಮಿ ರಾಮಾನುಜನ್) (1929–1993) was a scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan wore many hats as a Indian poet, scholar and author, those of a philologist,...

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A. K. Ramanujan, born in Mysore, India in 1929, came to the U.S. in 1959, where he remained until his death in Chicago on July 13, 1993 (Ramazani, 1988). Not only was Ramanujan a figure, but he was also a trans-disciplinary scholar, working as a poet, translator, linguist, and folklorist. Although he wrote primarily in English, he was fluent in both Kannada, the common public language of Mysore, and Tamil, the language of...

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