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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 1992-12-1 Pages: 438 Publisher: Little Brown In 1913. a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to GH Hardy. begging the pre-eminent English mathematicians opinion onseveral ideas he had about numbers Realising the letter. was thework of a genius. Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come toEngland. Thus began one of the most improbable and productivecollaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich andevocative detail. Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples andslums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University. where the devout Hindu Ramanujan. the Prince of Intuition. testedhis brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentricHardy. the Apostle of Proof In time. Ramanujans creativeintensity took its toll:. he died at the age of thirty-two and leftbehind a magical and inspired legacy that is s...

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