Synopses & Reviews
In the spring of 1976, George Andrews of Pennsylvania State University visited the library at Trinity College, Cambridge, to examine the papers of the late G.N. Watson. Among these papers, Andrews discovered a sheaf of 138 pages in the handwriting of Srinivasa Ramanujan. This manuscript was soon designated "Ramanujan's lost notebook." 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.
Review
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)
Synopsis
This is the second of approximately four volumes that the authors plan to write in their examination of all the claims made by S. Ramanujan in The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers. This volume, published by Narosa in 1988, contains the Lost Notebook, which was discovered by the ?rst author in the spring of 1976 at the library of Trinity College, Cambridge. Also included in this publication are other partial manuscripts, fragments, and letters that Ramanujan wrote to G. H. Hardy from nursing homes during 1917 1919. The authors have attempted to organize this disparate material in chapters. This second volume contains 16 chapters comprising 314 entries, including some duplications and examples, with chapter totals ranging from a high of ?fty-four entries in Chapter 1 to a low of two entries in Chapter 12. Contents Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 The Heine Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1. 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1. 2 Heine s Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1. 3 Ramanujan s Proof of the q-Gauss Summation Theorem . . . . . 10 1. 4 Corollaries of (1. 2. 1) and (1. 2. 5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1. 5 Corollaries of (1. 2. 6) and (1. 2. 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1. 6 Corollaries of (1. 2. 8), (1. 2. 9), and (1. 2. 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1. 7 Corollaries of Section 1. 2 and Auxiliary Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2 The Sears Thomae Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2. 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2. 2 Direct Corollaries of (2. 1. 1) and (2. 1. 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2. 3 Extended Corollaries of (2. 1. 1) and (2. 1. 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."
Synopsis
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.
Synopsis
In the spring of 1976, George Andrews of Pennsylvania State University visited the library at Trinity College, Cambridge, to examine the papers of the late G.N. Watson. Among these papers, Andrews discovered a sheaf of 138 pages in the handwriting of Srinivasa Ramanujan. This manuscript was soon designated Ramanujan's lost notebook. 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.
Synopsis
"Ramanujan's 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.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Introduction.- The Heine Transformation.- The Sears-Thomae Transformation.- Bilateral Series.- Well-poised Series.- Bailey's Lemma and Theta Expansions.- Partial Theta Functions.- Special Identities.- Theta Function Identities.- Ramanujan's Cubic Class Invariant.- Miscellaneous Results on Elliptic Functions and Theta Functions.- Formulas for the Power Series Cofficients of Certain Quotients of Eisenstein Series.- Letters From Matlock House.- Eisenstein Series and Modular Equations.- Series Representable in Terms of Eisenstein Series.- Eisenstein Series and Approximations to p.- Miscellaneous Results on Eisenstein Series.- Location Guide.- Provenance.- References.-