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Genius of Ramanujan vs. Modern Mathematical Technology

R. Kreczner
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Proceedings of the 9th Annual ICTCM
Year: 1996

Ramanujan, and Indian mathematician who was labeled as the man who knew infinity, is probably one of the most esoteric mathematical geniuses in the Twentieth Century. His unexpected, formidable, and at the same time most beautiful formulas ever discovered in Mathematics are a testimony to Ramanujan's extraordinary genius. Some of these formulas can be made more accessible, even for most students, by using modern mathematical programs such as Mathematica, Sketch Pad, etc. In this paper, we will consider construction of Ramanujan's magic squares, formulas for pi, proving some of his formulas by using symbolic manipulations provided by Mathematica, looking at the problem of partitions.

*Mathematics > Number Theory