The Mathematical Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan by M. Ram MurtyThe Mathematical Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan by M. Ram Murty

The Mathematical Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan

byM. Ram Murty, V. Kumar Murty

Paperback | November 9, 2014

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Srinivasa Ramanujan was a mathematician brilliant beyond comparison who inspired many great mathematicians. There is extensive literature available on the work of Ramanujan. But what is missing in the literature is an analysis that would place his mathematics in context and interpret it in terms of modern developments. The 12 lectures by Hardy, delivered in 1936, served this purpose at the time they were given. This book presents Ramanujan's essential mathematical contributions and gives an informal account of some of the major developments that emanated from his work in the 20th and 21st centuries. It contends that his work still has an impact on many different fields of mathematical research. This book examines some of these themes in the landscape of 21st-century mathematics. These essays, based on the lectures given by the authors focus on a subset of Ramanujan's significant papers and show how these papers shaped the course of modern mathematics.
M. Ram Murty is head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, and is a Queen's research chair in mathematics. He is also professor of philosophy at Queen's. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1990, the Indian National Science Academy in 2008, and won the Coxeter-James Prize, Jeffery-...
Title:The Mathematical Legacy of Srinivasa RamanujanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pagesPublished:November 9, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8132217438

ISBN - 13:9788132217435


Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter 1. The Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan.- Chapter 2. The Ramanujan tau function.- Chapter 3. Ramanujan's conjecture and l-adic representations.- Chapter 4. The Ramanujan conjecture from GL(2) to GL(n).- Chapter 5. The circle method.- Chapter 6. Ramanujan and transcendence.- Chapter 7. Arithmetic of the partition function.- Chapter 8. Some nonlinear identities for divisor functions.- Chapter 9. Mock theta functions and mock modular forms.- Chapter 10. Prime numbers and highly composite numbers.- Chapter 11. Probabilistic number theory.- Chapter 12. The Sato-Tate conjecture for the Ramanujan tau-function.- Bibliography.- Index.