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SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887 December

22nd - 1920 April 26th) was a genius of

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Mathematics. He played with numbers

as a child plays with a toy. His

achievements include the Hardy-

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Ramanujan-Littlewood

circle method in number

theory, Roger-

Ramanujan•s identities in

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partition of Integers, a

long list of the highest

composite numbers, the

number theory and the

Algebra of Inequalities.

His work on continued

fractions in Algebra is

considered to be equivalent in

importance to that of great

Mathematicians like Leonard Eular and

Jacobi. He was the second Indian to

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receive the Fellowship of the Royal

Society on 28th February, 1918.

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