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Finally, for illuminating connections between Sylvester’s work and some identities of Ramanujan, I have benefited from Andrews’ New Zealand Lectures (1979) and several stimulating conversations with him. Foundation Laid by Euler Leonard Euler (1703–1783), the most prolific mathematician in history, was the founder of the theory of partitions. Euler noticed that beautiful results on partitions could be proved by using what are called generating functions. These generating functions due to Euler are among the most fundamental examples of q-series.

Class at Vivekananda College, I discovered some new properties of the Fibonacci numbers.

Interestingly, it was through this paper that he first became aware of Ramanujan’s work. Naturally, Ramanujan was a strong influence and inspiration for him from then on. 40 7 Erdös and Ramanujan: Legends of Twentieth Century Mathematics Prime numbers have held the fascination of mathematicians from the golden age of Greece to the present day. A well-known assertion known as Bertrand’s postulate states that for any positive number n, there is always a prime between n and 2n. This fact was first proved by the Russian mathematician Chebyshev.

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