This is a collection of formulas discovered by the Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) that appears in the book “A Passion for Mathematics” by Clifford A Pickover. Here, the infinite product symbolized by , steps through every prime number. Note that the term in parentheses can be reduced to , where is the golden ratio.
Paul Erdös (1913-1996) was a Hungarian mathematician who spent much of his life traveling and working with colleagues around the world on mathematical problems of many kinds. He published some 1500 papers, making him the most prolific major mathematician of the twentieth century, and had more than 450 collaborators and authors. He worked on problems
David Hilbert in in his 1900 address to the Paris International Congress of Mathematicians, listed the Riemann Hypothesis as one of his 23 problems for mathematicians of the twentieth century to work on. Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician who made important contributions to geometry, number theory, topology, mathematical physics and the theory of complex
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887 – 1920) was an Indian mathematician who made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. He was born in Erode, a small town in Tamil Nadu state, India in a poor Tamil Brahmin family. He was a self-taught mathematician with an uncanny ability to manipulate formulae. Suffering
The th Fermat number is defines as: The 17th-Century French lawyer and mathematician Pierre de Fermat incorrectly conjectured that all these numbers were primes, although he had no proof. The first 5 Fermat numbers: corresponding to are all primes. These are called Fermat primes. Leonhard Euler proved in 1732 that 641 is divisor of .
Here are short reviews on three movies on schizophrenia that I have seen. Oil on Water Best movie on the subject, though sad ending. It is moving and accurate. Official movies site is here and you can watch a trailer here. It is a psychological drama about a young creative couple, Max and Anna, whose
As I have mentioned in previous post that after my Matric (class X) I became increasingly interested in science history. I decided to write an article for my college magazine. The topic was related to science history. The main theme of the article was scientific discoveries made by two or more scientists independantly of each
I had the first break of the disease in 2005. I remained admit in hospital for a year. I had the major relapse of the disease in 2009. I avoided getting admitted in hospital this time. One of the main features of this relapse was that I thought that even if I had the disease,