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16 AMAZING SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN FACTS

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Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 december, 1887 - 26 April, 1920) was an Indian Mathematicianwho lived during British rule in India. He made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems. So We concluded some most amazing facts about RAMANUJAN.

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Ramanujan birthday

Ramanujan was born on 22 December, 1887 to K. Srinivasa Iyengar , who worked as a clerk in a saree shop and Komalatammal his mother.

Ramanujan never had any friends in school

He never had any friends in school because his fellows rarely understand him at school, were always in feer of his sharpness in maths.

Even he was living in poverty, Ramanujan continued his work.

Even he was living in poverty, Ramanujan continued his work. After getting married in 1909, he started looking for a permanent employment.

Ramanujan completed advanced trignomtery and discovered complex theorems on his own.

When ramanujan was 13, he completed advanced trignomtery and discovered complex theorems on his own.

He got married to a 10 year old girl Janaki on july, 1909

He got married to a 10 year old girl Janaki, on july, 1909. She died in 13 April, 1994.

Ramanujan at 17, had developed Bernoulli numbers and calculated Euler's

Ramanujan at 17, had developed Bernoulli numbers and calculated Euler's constant up to 15 decimal places.

22nd December is declared as National Mathematics Day in India

In India, 22nd December is declared as National Mathematics Day because of Ramanujan's birth aniversary.

poor Ramanujan often use to derive his results on a slate

Paper was expensive at that time, poor Ramanujan often use to derive his results on a slate to write in brief results of his derivation.

Ramanujan returned to India in 1919 and died the following year

He was diagnosed with severe vitamin deficiency and TB. Then he returned to India in 1919 and died the following year, at a young age of 32.

Ramanujan letter to Hardy in 1913

In 1913 after seeing a copy of G.H. Hardy's book 'Orders of Infinity' Ramanujan wrote letter to him and enclosed a long list of unproved theorems. Although, Ramanujan's letter made him take a closer look at his theorems related to infinite series, number theory and improper integrals.

The number 1729 is known as the Hary-Ramanujan number

The number 1729 is known as the Hary-Ramanujan number after a famous visit by Hardy to see Ramanujan at a hospital. It is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways. That is, 1729 = 1^3 + 12^3 = 9^3 + 10^3. And such numbers are called Taxicab numbers.

he did not clear his fine arts courses and failed to get a degree

As a young man, he did not clear his fine arts courses and failed to get a degree, however he always performed exceptionally well in mathematics.

In 1916 Cambridge Uinversity gave him a Bachelor of Science degree for his research.

In 1916 Cambridge Uinversity gave him a Bachelor of Science degree for his research. He was also elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1918.

Ramanujan wrote down 17 ways to represent pi as an infinite series.

In his notebooks, Ramanujan wrote down 17 ways to represent pi as an infinite series. The formula for computing Pi converges rapidly.

Ramanujan followed Brahmin culture, his mother was his teacher

He followed Brahmin culture, his mother was his teacher when it came to learning Hindu traditions and puranas. He learn to sing religious songs and attend pujas at temples.

All siblings of Ramanujan died in infancy.

All siblings of Ramanujan died in infancy. In 1889, he contracted smallpox although, unlike thousand in the Thanjavur district, who died from the disease that year, but he recovered.

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