International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 10 (1987), Issue 4, Pages 625-640
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) and the theory of partitions of numbers and statistical mechanics a centennial tribute
Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando 32816, Florida, USA
Received 5 June 1987
Copyright © 1987 Lokenath Debnath. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This centennial tribute commemorates Ramanujan the Mathematician and
Ramanujan the Man. A brief account of his life, career, and remarkable mathematical contributions is given to describe the gifted talent of Srinivasa Ramanujan. As an example of his creativity in mathematics, some of his work on the theory of partition of numbers has been presented with its application to statistical mechanics.