Bauer is a common name in Germany. Gustav A. Bauer was active in 1859. He seems to have been active in 1902, when he must have been quite old. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:52, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Hardy's remarks on Ramanujan's paper on highly composite numbers
In the paragraph on Ramanujan's paper on highly composite numbers, there is the statement "Hardy remarked that this was one of the most unusual papers seen in mathematical research at that time and that Ramanujan showed extraordinary ingenuity in handling it." Would someone please cite a reference for this? Jsondow (talk) 06:46, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
This fact can owe to him to a news newly published that refers to certain notes that it would have left in his deathbed. Those writings did not have meaning up to "yesterday" when a mathematicians discovered that it is a sort of equations related to the mathematics that it governs the black holes.
Regarding the insertion of the sources - I will have to see the sources before saying anything. For the high number of readers, there is only one true answer not the news source but this. TheOriginalSoni (talk) 09:16, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Missing details between 8 February 1913 and 17 March 1914
The quote from Ramanujan's early paper about Bernoulli numbers contains a mathematical statement that is incorrect. While there is no need to change the quote, the mistake should be noted immediately below it in the article.
The source for the quote is given as Kanigel's book, p. 91. Kanigel, himself, notes the error on p. 192. The numerator of B_20 over 20 factors as 283 x 617, refuting statement 1 of Ramanujan's three quoted properties of Bernoulli numbers.
Since the other two statements are true, it might be useful to give references for them in other wikipedia articles.
Unless someone else wants to work on this, I will make these changes in a few days. Hombre1729 (talk) 15:49, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
The Russian version of this article gives his full name, in English, as Srīnivāsa Rāmānujan Iyengar (including accent marks as shown). Should the opening section be changed to indicate this? Hgrosser (talk) 03:14, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Iyengar denotes a caste and in the case of Ramanujan a different naming was followed. Google books have more "Srinivasa Ramanujan" (13.000) and just 50 dubious Iyengar entries.--ThaThinThaKiThaTha (talk) 13:47, 26 April 2014 (UTC)