Chapter 2 of Ramanujan's second notebook

Bruce C. Berndt, Padmini T. Joshi, B. M. Wilson

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Abstract

When Ramanujan died in 1920 he left behind three notebooks containing statements of a few thousand theorems, mostly without proofs. The second notebook is an enlarged edition of the first, and the third is short and fragmentary. Thus our primary attention may be directed toward the second notebook. In the decade following Ramanujan's death, G. N. Watson and B. M. Wilson agreed to perform the enormous task of editing the notebooks. Unfortunately, this task was never completed, possibly, in part, due to the premature death of Wilson in 1935. In 1957, a photostat edition [19] of the notebooks was published, but no editing whatsoever was undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-216
Number of pages18
JournalGlasgow Mathematical Journal
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1981

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