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Fourth volume of a series of five volumes including some of Ramanujan's deepest work in the last year of his life
Contains material of which mathematicians currently lack a complete understanding
Focuses on claims in classical analysis and classical analytic number theory found in "The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers"
Two key results show that Ramanujan had a strong interest in the classical circle and divisor problems
Although Ramanujan never published any papers in diophantine approximation, three of the partial manuscripts are on this subject
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
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Table of contents (21 chapters)

Front Matter
About this book
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." Its discovery has frequently been deemed the mathematical equivalent of finding Beethoven's tenth symphony.
This volume is the fourth of five volumes that the authors plan to write on Ramanujan’s lost notebook. In contrast to the first three books on Ramanujan's Lost Notebook, the fourth book does not focus on qseries. Most of the entries examined in this volume fall under the purviews of number theory and classical analysis. Several incomplete manuscripts of Ramanujan published by Narosa with the lost notebook are discussed. Three of the partial manuscripts are on diophantine approximation, and others are in classical Fourier analysis and prime number theory. Most of the entries in number theory fall under the umbrella of classical analytic number theory. Perhaps the most intriguing entries are connected with the classical, unsolved circle and divisor problems.
Review from the second volume:
"Fans of Ramanujan's mathematics are sure to be delighted by this book. While some of the content is taken directly from published papers, most chapters contain new material and some previously published proofs have been improved. Many entries are just begging for further study and will undoubtedly be inspiring research for decades to come. The next installment in this series is eagerly awaited."
 MathSciNet
Review from the first volume:
"Andrews and Berndt are to be congratulated on the job they are doing. This is the first step...on the way to an understanding of the work of the genius Ramanujan. It should act as an inspiration to future generations of mathematicians to tackle a job that will never be complete."
 Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society
Keywords
 Bessel Functions
 Euler's constant
 Fourier transforms
 Guinand's Formula
 Koshliakov's Formula
 Mellin transforms
 circle and divisor problems
 classical analysis
 classical analytic number theory
 diophantine approximation
 divisor sums
 gamma function
 hypergeometric functions
 prime number theorem
 transformation formulas
 trigonometric series
Authors and Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
George E. Andrews

Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Bruce C. Berndt
About the authors
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: Ramanujan's Lost Notebook
Book Subtitle: Part IV
Authors: George E. Andrews, Bruce C. Berndt
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/9781461440819
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
Hardcover ISBN: 9781461440802Published: 04 June 2013
Softcover ISBN: 9781489991751Published: 07 July 2015
eBook ISBN: 9781461440819Published: 04 June 2013
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 439
Topics: Number Theory, Analysis, Fourier Analysis, Special Functions