The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Autor: Kanigel, Robert

Editorial: Washington Square Press

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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan : In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, 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 slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.

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ISBN 13:9781476763491
ISBN 10:1476763496
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Tamaño:8.25" l x 5.31" w x 1.28" h

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