am delighted to share with you all that I was honored by Dr. Kiran Bedi on the 2nd
National Mathematics Symposium which was organized by AVAS in lieu of
celebrating National Math’s Day, 22nd Dec’2013.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid
tribute to mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887- 1920), on the occasion of
125th birth anniversary. He announced that his birthday - December 22 - would
be a National Mathematics Day.
Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician, who made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Ramanujan independently compiled nearly 3900 results (mostly identities and equations). His work continues to inspire mathematicians even today!
Srinivasa Ramanujan, born into a poor Brahmin family at Erode on Dec. 22, 1887, attended school in nearby Kumbakonam. By the time he was 13, he could solve unaided every problem in Loney's Trigonometry, and at 14 he obtained the theorems for the sine and the cosine that had been anticipated by L. Euler.
Ramanujan became so absorbed in mathematics that when he entered the local government college in 1904 with a merit scholarship, he neglected his other subjects and lost the scholarship. Ramanujan married in 1909, and while working as a clerk he continued his mathematical investigations.
In January 1913 Ramanujan sent some of his work to G. H. Hardy, Cayley lecturer in mathematics at Cambridge. Hardy noticed that Ramanujan had rediscovered, and gone far beyond, some of the latest conclusions of Western mathematicians.
In 1914 Ramanujan went to Cambridge. The university experience gave him considerable sophistication, but intuition still played a more important role than argument. In Hardy's opinion, if Ramanujan's gift had been recognized early, he could have become one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. His patience, memory, power of calculation, and intuition made him the greatest formalist of his day.
In 1918 Ramanujan was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
However, the story goes that, Ramanujan’s health deteriorated greatly while he was in England, and he eventually had to travel back to India in 1919. He died a year later, when he was only 33 years of age, although his work will be remembered for a long time. He dealt with Riemann series, the elliptic integrals, hyper geometric series, and functional equations of the zeta function. Hardy liked to rank mathematicians on a scale of 1 to 100, and he gave himself 25, Littlewood 30, David Hilbert 80, and Ramanujan 100, which shows just how great Ramanujan was.
I am delighted to share with you all that I was
invited as a resource person to take sessions for teachers and students held at
IIT (Delhi) on 20 December 2013. The 2nd
National Mathematics Symposium was organized in lieu of celebrating National Math’s
Day, 22nd Dec’2013. This event has been planned to honor all the Math’s teachers
for their contribution in the field of Math’s. There were total of around 120
teachers and 60 students from Delhi.
It was really a great learning and sharing
Dear class XII Students, I hope that all of you must have performed well in the Second Term Exam held today i.e. 16 December 2013. I have prepared two sets for the exam but in the exam only set B has come. But for your reference I am providing both the sets of the question paper and the solution key. Question Papers: Set ASet B Solution Key
Errata: Answer to question no. 22 is 3/root(2) unit. All the best...