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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Notes on Ramanujan's Lost Notebook
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:Bruce Berndt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:
A few formulas from Ramanujan's Lost Notebook are incorrect. Do correct versions exist? Some claims from the lost notebook remain unproved. Perhaps members from the audience can help to supply proofs? Some entries from the lost notebook are surprising. For example, Dickman's famous function from prime number theory is in Ramanujan's lost notebook and was used by him to prove asymptotic formulas later rediscovered by others. A couple of formulas from the lost notebook have recently generated several further beautiful analogues and generalizations. All these and other entries will be discussed.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 05 / 2011
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm