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Srinivasa Ramanujan Profile, Early Life, Awards, Achievements, Number Theory Research

 

 

Srinivasa Ramanujan - The Wizard of Mathematics - Profile, Early Life, Awards, Achievements

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a mathematical genius who lived in India. He worked on elliptic functions, continuing fractions, and infinite series, and made significant contributions to the analytical theory of numbers.

Ramanujan was born in Erode, a small village some 400 kilometres southwest of Madras, in his grandmother's house (now Chennai). Ramanujan's mother took him to Kumbakonam, roughly 160 kilometres from Madras, when he was a year old. His father worked as a clerk in a cloth merchant's shop in Kumbakonam. He contracted smallpox in December 1889.

Ramanujan started elementary school in Kumbakonam when he was about five years old, however he would go to numerous other primary schools until enrolling in the Kumbakonam Town High School in January 1898. Ramanujan excelled in all of his classes at Town High School, demonstrating that he was a capable all-around student.In 1900, he began working on his own on geometric and arithmetic series summation.

In 1902, Ramanujan was taught how to solve cubic equations, and he went on to develop his own method for solving quartic equations. He attempted (and failed) to solve the quintic the following year, although knowing that radicals could not solve it.

An intuitive wizard: Sriniwas Ramanujan

Ramanujan is widely regarded as one of history's greatest mathematicians. Surprisingly, he never received any formal mathematics training. The majority of his mathematical discoveries were based only on intuition, and the most of them were ultimately proven to be correct. Ramanujan was mentored at Cambridge by GH Hardy, a well-known British mathematician who urged him to publish his findings in multiple papers.

The contributions of Ramanujan to mathematics:


 

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