Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part IV

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​​​​In the spring of 1976, George Andrews of Pennsylvania State University visited the library at Trinity College, Cambridge, to examine the papers of the late G.N. Watson. Among these papers, Andrews discovered a sheaf of 138 pages in the handwriting of Srinivasa Ramanujan. This manuscript was soon designated, "Ramanujan's lost notebook." Its discovery has frequently been deemed the mathematical equivalent of finding Beethoven's tenth symphony.
This volume is thefourthof fivevolumes thatthe authors plan to write...

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Overview

​​​​In the spring of 1976, George Andrews of Pennsylvania State University visited the library at Trinity College, Cambridge, to examine the papers of the late G.N. Watson. Among these papers, Andrews discovered a sheaf of 138 pages in the handwriting of Srinivasa Ramanujan. This manuscript was soon designated, "Ramanujan's lost notebook." Its discovery has frequently been deemed the mathematical equivalent of finding Beethoven's tenth symphony.
This volume is thefourthof fivevolumes thatthe authors plan to write on Ramanujan’s lost notebook.​In contrast to thefirst three books on Ramanujan's Lost Notebook, the fourth book does not focus on q-series. Most of the entries examined in this volume fall under the purviews of number theory and classical analysis. Several incomplete manuscripts of Ramanujan published by Narosa with the lost notebook are discussed. Three of the partial manuscripts are on diophantine approximation, and others are in classical Fourier analysis and prime number theory. Most of the entries in number theory fall under the umbrella of classical analytic number theory. Perhaps the most intriguing entries are connected with the classical, unsolved circle and divisor problems.
Reviewfrom the second volume:
"Fans of Ramanujan's mathematics are sure to be delighted by this book. While some of the content is taken directly from published papers, most chapters contain new material and some previously published proofs have been improved. Many entries are just begging for further study and will undoubtedly be inspiring research for decades to come. The next installment in this series is eagerly awaited."
- MathSciNet Review from the first volume:
"Andrews and Berndt are to be congratulated on the job they are doing. This is the first step...on the way to an understanding of the work of the genius Ramanujan. It should act as an inspiration to future generations of mathematicians to tackle a job that will never be complete."
- Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society​

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461440802
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/30/2013
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 439
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George E. Andrews is currently a professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. Bruce C. Berndt is currently a professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Preface.- ​​​1 Introduction.-2 Double Series of Bessel Functions and the Circle and Divisor Problems.-3 Koshliakov's Formula and Guinand's Formula.-4 Theorems Featuring the Gamma Function.-5 Hypergeometric Series.-6 Euler's Constant.-7 Problems in Diophantine Approximation.-8 Number Theory.-9 Divisor Sums.- 10 Identities Related to the Riemann Zeta Function and Periodic Zeta Functions.- 11 Two Partial Unpublished Manuscripts on Sums Involving Primes.-12 Infinite Series.- 13 A Partial Manuscript on Fourier and Laplace Transforms.- 14 Integral Analogues of Theta Functions adn Gauss Sums.- 15 Functional Equations for Products of Mellin Transforms.- 16 Infinite Products.- 17 A Preliminary Version of Ramanujan's Paper, On the Integral ∫_0subx tansub(-1)t)/t dt.- 18 A Partial Manuscript Connected with Ramanujan's Paper, Some Definite Integrals.-19 Miscellaneous Results in Analysis.- 20 Elementary Results.- 21 A Strange, Enigmatic Partial Manuscript.-Location Guide.- Provenance.- References.- Index.

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