a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
this story is about a physics prodigy, but a mathematical equation
appears in it -- the first time I read story the equation didn't make any
sense to me, but eventually I realized that it was a continued fraction --
only much later did I discover something that isn't mentioned in the
story: this equation was one of the results that Ramanjuan cited in his
initial letters to Hardy!
David E. Siegel|
The use of the quote from the letter to Hardy was particualrly apt, because R was the (explicitly cited) model for Gomez.
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