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Srinivasa Ramanujan

  • He was born on 22nd of December 1887 in a small village of Tanjore district, Madras. He failed in English in Intermediate, so his formal studies were stopped but his self-study of mathematics continued.
  • He sent a set of 120 theorems to Professor Hardy of Cambridge. As a result he invited Ramanujan to England.
  • Ramanujan showed that any big number can be written as sum of not more than four prime numbers.
  • He showed that how to divide the number into two or more squares or cubes.
  • when Mr Litlewood came to see Ramanujan in taxi number 1729, Ramanujan said that 1729 is the smallest number which can be written in the form of sum of cubes of two numbers in two ways, i.e. 1729 = 93 + 103 = 13 + 123 since then the number 1729 is called Ramanujan’s number.
  • In the third century B.C, Archimedes noted that the ratio of circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant. The ratio is now called ‘pi ( Π )’ (the 16th letter in the Greek alphabet series)
  • The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period.
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    Aryabhata

  • Aryabhatta was born in 476A.D in Kusumpur, India.
  • He was the first person to say that Earth is spherical and it revolves around the sun.
  • He gave the formula (a + b)2 = a2 + b2 + 2ab
  • He taught the method of solving the following problems:
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    Shakuntala Devi

  • She was born in 1939

  • In 1980, she gave the product of two, thirteen digit numbers within 28 seconds, many countries have invited her to demonstrate her extraordinary talent.
  • In Dallas she competed with a computer to see who give the cube root of 188138517 faster, she won. At university of USA she was asked to give the 23rd root of 916748676920039158098660927585380162 4831066801443086224071265164279346570 4086709659 32792057674808067900227830 1635492485238033574531693511190359657 75473400756818688305 6208210161291328 45564895780158806771.
  • She answered in 50seconds. The answer is 546372891. It took a UNIVAC 1108 computer, full one minute (10 seconds more) to confirm that she was right after it was fed with 13000 instructions.
  • Now she is known to be Human Computer.
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    Fore runners in the field

    The great Mathematics giant of India
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    The Mathematics genius from Chennai.

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    Aryabhata
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    The legendary Indian stalwart who created the world of Maths.

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    Shakuntala Devi
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    The human brain that defeated computers. The person with numbers.

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