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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
The Man Who Knew Infinity A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
Author: Robert Kanigel, Robert Kanigel
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ISBN-13: 9780671750619
ISBN-10: 0671750615
Publication Date: 4/1/1991
Pages: 464
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Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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FROM THE BACK COVER:
In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G. H. Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genious, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled...
With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and teeming slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University....