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 functions Ramanujan conjecture Ramanujan prime Known for Ramanujan–Soldner constant Ramanujan theta function Ramanujan's sum Rogers–Ramanujan identities Ramanujan's master theorem Influences G. H. Hardy Signature
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SrinivasaRamanujanSrinivasaRamanujan was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions. Ramanujan was said to be a natural genius by the English mathematician G.H. Hardy, in the same league as mathematicians like Euler and Gauss. Born in a poor Brahmin family, Ramanujan's introduction to formal mathematics began at age 10. He demonstrated a natural ability, and was given books on advanced trigonometry written by...

...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 Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics. The book was simply a compilation of thousands of mathematical results, most set down with little or no indication of proof. It was in no sense a mathematical classic; rather, it was written as an aid to coaching English mathematics students facing the notoriously difficult Tripos examination, which involved a great deal of wholesale memorization. But in Ramanujan it inspired a burst of feverish mathematical activity, as he worked through the book's results and beyond. Unfortunately, his total immersion in mathematics was disastrous for Ramanujan's academic career: ignoring all his other subjects, he repeatedly failed his college exams.
As a college dropout from a poor family, Ramanujan's position was precarious. He lived off the charity of friends, filling notebooks with mathematical discoveries and seeking patrons to support his work. Finally he met with modest success when the Indian mathematician Ramachandra Rao provided him with first a modest subsidy, and later a clerkship at the Madras Port Trust. During this period...

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Born: December 22, 1887 Died: April 26, 1920 Achievements: Ramanujan independently discovered results of Gauss, Kummer and others on hypergeometric series. Ramanujan's own work on partial sums and products of hypergeometric series have led to major development in the topic. His most famous work was on the number p(n) of partitions of an integer n into summands. SrinivasaRamanujan was a mathematician par excellence. He is widely believed to be the greatest mathematician of the 20th Century. SrinivasaRamanujan made significant contribution to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887 in Erode, Tamil Nadu. His father worked in Kumbakonam as a clerk in a cloth merchant's shop. At the of five Ramanujan went to primary school in Kumbakonam. In 1898 at age 10, he entered the Town High School in Kumbakonam. At the age of eleven he was lent books on advanced trigonometry written by S. L. Loney by two lodgers at his home who studied at the Government college. He mastered them by the age of thirteen. Ramanujan was a bright student, winning academic prizes in high school. At age of 16 his life took a decisive turn after he obtained a book titled" A Synopsis of Elementary...

...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 contributions to mathematics.
As stated earlier, he was born in south India to a poor family but they were still respectable in the community. This gave Ramanujan the opportunity to attend school and begin learning elementary Mathematics. He was quickly realized as a truly brilliant student with most of his talent directed towards mathematics. Interestingly, his family would sometimes take in student boarders and one of them gave him a trigonometry text when he was twelve and he mastered it within a year. In 1903 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Government College at Kumbakonam. He spent all of his time studying mathematics and ended up failing his other subjects and lost his scholarship and dropped out. He married Janaki in 1909 and acquired a job as a clerk. While the position did not pay much it allowed him much time to concentrate on his research.
Ramanujan went to Cambridge in 1914, despite the great strides he made in his work in...

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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 exhausted the mathematical knowledge of two college students who were lodgers at his home. He was later lent a book on advanced trigonometry written by S. L. Loney. He completely mastered this book by the age of 13 and discovered sophisticated theorems on his own.
He worked out the elliptical integrals, hyper geometric series and his own theory of divergent series.
His Achievements
1. In England Ramanujam made further advances, especially in the partition of numbers. His papers were published in English and European journals, and in 1918 he became the first Indian to be elected to the Royal Society of London. He is recognized by mathematicians as a phenomenal genius without peers.
Great people always give their anecdote about the great. So was done for Ramanujam. Following is an anecdote of Hardy:
2 Hardy–Ramanujan number 1729
A common anecdote about Ramanujan relates to the number 1729. Hardy arrived at Ramanujan's residence in a cab numbered 1729. Hardy commented that the number 1729 seemed to be...

...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 Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics. The book was simply a compilation of thousands of mathematical results, most set down with little or no indication of proof. It was in no sense a mathematical classic; rather, it was written as an aid to coaching English mathematics students facing the notoriously difficult [Tripos examination, which involved a great deal of wholesale memorization.] But in Ramanujan it inspired a burst of feverish mathematical activity, as he worked through the book's results and beyond. Unfortunately, his total immersion in mathematics was disastrous for Ramanujan's academic career: ignoring all his other subjects, he repeatedly failed his college exams.
As a college dropout from a poor family, Ramanujan's position was precarious. He lived off the charity of friends, filling notebooks with mathematical discoveries and seeking patrons to support his work. Finally he met with modest success when the Indian mathematician Ram Chandra Rao provided him with first a modest subsidy, and later a clerkship at the Madras Port Trust. During this period Ramanujan had his first paper published a 17-page work on Bernoulli numbers...

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* SrinivasaRamanujan was born 22 of December 1887 and died 26 of April 1920.he was a well know man for what he accomplish, in life as a mathematician and many more things like, analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. he’s nationality was from Indian , he’s residence was Kumbakonam, Tamil have the access to the larger mathematical community ,it was located in Europe at the time, there for he had to work on he’s own. Ramanujan began he’s mathematical research in isolation. In results he began to sometimes rediscovered known theorems in addition to producing new work. Ramanujan was a natural genius by the English mathematician G.H. Hardy he unforchantly died.
* Ramanujan was born in erode in a very poor family from Hindu Brahmin, he’s mathematics began at the age of 10. He’s natural ability stared to show so there for they was giving him books on advanced trigonometry written by S.L., he achieve by the age of 12 he also discovered theorems of his own as well he re-discovered Euler’s identity independently. He was also showing unusual mathematical skills at school. Ramanujan was winning accolades and awards in school at the age of 17 he had conducted his own mathematical research on Bernoulli and the Euler-Mascheroni constants.
* In ramanujan short life he received a scholarship to...

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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 HardySrinivasaRamanujan, one of India’s greatest mathematical geniuses, was born in his grandmother’s house in Erode, a small village about 400 km southwest of Madras, on 22nd December 1887. His father worked in kumbakonam as a clerk in a cloth merchant’s shop. In 1917 he was hospitalized, his doctors fearing for his life. By late 1918 his health had improved; he returned to India in 1919. But his health failed again, and he died the next year. Ø Five years old – primary school Ø Jan 1898 – town high school in Kumbakonam Ø 1904 – he got scholarship Ø 1906 – he entered in to Pachaiyappa’s college Ø 14th July 1909 – he married ten year old girl S.Janaki Ammal Ø 1911 – His first paper published, 17 page works on Bernoulli numbers - journal of the Indian Mathematical Society. Ø Ramanujan was appointed to the post of clerk and began his duties on 1stMarch 1912. Ø 1914 – he went England Ø 1916 – Cambridge university granted him a bachelor of science degree Ø 1919...