QuoteBy all means Sir, no one said Mr. Srinivasa invented Continued Fractions, rather that he has produced outstanding work on these ( amongst many other subjects ). Ramanujan´s notebooks contain many of these proofs, what is striking is that for him, some of these results were not only obvious but also intuitive. Amazing mathematician, one of the Masters indeed.I challenge indeed.Amazing guy for sure. But can he compute exp(5) in 5 minutes? if not, then it is N/A. Pure mathematics is *not* Constructive mathematics.QuoteOne aspect of Wallis's mathematical skills has not yet been mentioned, namely his great ability to do mental calculations. He slept badly and often did mental calculations as he lay awake in his bed. One night he calculated in his head the square root of a number with 53 digits. In the morning he dictated the 27-digit square root of the number, still entirely from memory."Numbers my boy, numbers"
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