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Ramanujan's Lost Notebook

Part II

Authors: Andrews, George E, Berndt, Bruce C.

  • The "lost notebook" contains considerable material on mock theta functions and so undoubtedly emanates from the last year of Ramanujan's life
  • It should be emphasized that the material on mock theta functions is perhaps Ramanujan's deepest work
  • Mathematicians are probably several decades away from a complete understanding of those functions
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About this book

This volume is the second of approximately four volumes that the authors plan to write on Ramanujan’s lost notebook, which is broadly interpreted to include all material published in The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers in 1988.

 

The primary topics addressed in the authors’ second volume on the lost notebook are q-series, Eisenstein series, and theta functions. Most of the entries on q-series are located in the heart of the original lost notebook, while the entries on Eisenstein series are either scattered in the lost notebook or are found in letters that Ramanujan wrote to G.H. Hardy from nursing homes.

 

About Ramanujan's Lost Notebook, Volume I:

"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

 

"...the results are organized topically with cross-references to the identities as they appear in the original Ramanujan manuscript. Particularly helpful are the extensive references, indicating where in the literature these results have been proven or independently discovered as well as where and how they have been used."

- Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

 

"The mathematics community owes a huge debt of gratitude to Andrews and Berndt for undertaking the monumental task of producing a coherent presentation along with complete proofs of the chaotically written mathematical thoughts of Ramanujan during the last year of his life. Some 85 years after his death, beautiful "new" and useful results of Ramanujan continue to be brought to light."

- Mathematical Reviews

Reviews

From the reviews: “This volume contains 16 chapters comprising 314 entries. The material is arranged thematically with the main topics being some of Ramanujan’s favorites q series theta functions … . the authors treatment is extremely thorough. Each chapter contains an introduction with appropriate background. References to all other known proofs of the entries are provided. … Fans of Ramanujan’s mathematics are sure to be delighted by this book. … Many entries are just begging for further study and will undoubtedly be inspiring research for decades to come.” (Jeremy Lovejoy, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 f)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Well-Poised Series

    Berndt, Bruce C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Special Identities

    Berndt, Bruce C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

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  • Eisenstein Series and Approximations to π

    Berndt, Bruce C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • Eisenstein Series and Modular Equations

    Berndt, Bruce C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

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  • Formulas for the Power Series Coefficients of Certain Quotients of Eisenstein Series

    Berndt, Bruce C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ramanujan's Lost Notebook
Book Subtitle
Part II
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77766-5
DOI
10.1007/b13290
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77765-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2666-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics