The Man Who Knew Infinity
To jerks like you and me, an equation like 1+4=5 is no big deal. But, of course to mathematicians, there are variations. For instance, 3+1+1=5 or 1+1+1+1+1=5 or 2+1+2=5. In fact, relative to that single computation involving addition? There are 201,175 different calculation statements that lead to the same conclusion....an early example of "partition" theory. How is that known? Because of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician born 22 December 1887 who was later made a Royal Fellow of the College of Trininty. He also provided a way to define the decimal points relative to Pi using only odd numbers (squared) and multiples of six. A pattern that had never been defined up till that point. Purely as an observation, I can only wish my work could be as good as that.
