The Man who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan

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C. Scribner's, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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A biography of one of the most innovative mathematicians of all time traces the rise of Srinivasa Ramanujan from his days as a clerk to his collaboration with one of England's greatest mathematicians

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A really fantastic book. I appreciated a biography that had a lot of equations. But even without the equations not only was Ramanujan a wonderfully drawn portrait but it also really conveyed collaboration and the very interesting story of Hardy as well. Read full review

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An excellent portrait. Not entirely free of subjectivity, but, those of Mr. Kanigel's insights encountered help elucidate without prejudicing understanding. Does a wonderful job of putting the life of ... Read full review

Contents

OneIN THE TEMPLES COOLNESS1887 to 1903
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Sarangapani Sannidhi Street
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A Brahmin Boyhood
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Robert Kanigel teaches at MIT and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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