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Read online The Man Who Knew Infinity.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Man Who Knew Infinity This moving and astonishing biography tells the improbable story of India born Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar self taught mathematical prodigy In Ramanujan a year old clerk who had flunked out of two colleges wrote a letter filled with startlingly original theorems to eminent English mathematician G H Hardy Struck by the Indian s genius Hardy member of the Cambridge Apostles and an obsessive cricket aficionado brought Ramanujan to England Over the next five years the vegetarian Brahmin who claimed his discoveries were revealed to him by a Hindu goddess turned out influential mathematical propositions Cut off from his young Indian wife left at home and emotionally neglected by fatherly yet aloof Hardy Ramanujan returned to India in depressed sullen and quarrelsome he died one year later of tuberculosis Kanigel Apprentice to Genius gives nontechnical readers the flavor of how Ramanujan arrived at his mathematical ideas which are used today in cosmology and computer science .

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The Man Who Knew Infinity
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