National Mathematics Day

National Mathematics Day

Birth anniversary of Mathematics genius,'Srinivasa Ramanujan' (22 December 1887–26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician celebrated as National Mathematics Day.

He don't have any close friends,

When a person asked, why?

He replied- like numbers 220 & 284 !

Do you know why ?

Let's. Go with the ans.

Once a person asked Ramanujam that why he didn’t have any close friends.He replied that although ramanujam wanted to have close friends -nobody was up to his expectations. Then he asked how he expected his friend to be — ramanujam replied — like numbers 220 and 284!

The person got confused and asked what is the connection between friendship and these numbers! Ramanujam asked him to find the divisors of each number! With much difficulty — the person derived and listed them

220 → 1,2,4,5,10,11,20,22,44,55,110,220

284 →1,2,4,71,142,284

Ramanujam then asked the person to exclude the numbers 220 and 284 and asked the sum of the remaining divisors The person was surprised on seeing on answer:

220 → 1+2+4+5+10+11+20+22+44+55+110=284

284 →1+2+4+71+142=220

Ramanujam explained that,

"An ideal friendship should be like these numbers- to complement each other, even when one is absent the other should represent the friend!."

Why is Ramanujan's Work Important in Mathematics?

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a visionary who stunned not just the country, but the whole world with his discoveries. He worked on number theory, continued fractions, infinite series, and mathematical analysis. 

 

Some of his most famous results are the Ramanujan Prime, mock theta functions, Ramanujan theta function, and partition formulae. These results were completely new and unconventional at the time and have inspired considerable research. Mathematics day in India draws attention to and educates people about these contributions and how they continue contributing to society. 

 

Here is a brief overview of some of the most well-known and radical contributions of the day mathematician. 

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