On Ramanujan’s Nested Radicals

Ramanujan (1887-1920) discovered some formulas on algebraic nested radicals. This article is based on one of those formulas. The main aim of this article is to discuss and derive them intuitively. Nested radicals have many applications in Number Theory as well as in Numerical Methods . The simple binomial theorem of degree 2 can be written as: $ {(x+a)}^2=x^2+2xa+a^2 \ \ldots (1)$ Replacing $ a$ by $ (n+a)$ where $ x, n, a \in \mathbb{R}$ , we can have $…

Welcome 2012 – The National Mathematical Year in India

I was very pleased on reading this news that Government of India has decided to celebrate the upcoming year 2012 as the National Mathematical Year. This is 125th birth anniversary of math-wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). He is one of the greatest mathematicians India ever produced. Well this is ‘not’ the main reason for appointing 2012 as National Mathematical Year as it is only a tribute to him. Main reason is the emptiness of mathematical awareness in Indian Students. First of…

Newton’s Trinity College Notebook is Online!

Cambridge Digital Library had made Newton's exceptionally great works online. Some times ago they added the Trinity College Notebook by Isaac Newton, which he used to teach in the college in 17th century.     Read More About the Project Here. List of other works of Newton can be found at www.newton.ac.uk/newton.html.

Claim for a Prime Number Formula

Dr. SMRH Moosavi has claimed that he had derived a general formula for finding the $ n$ -th prime number. More details can be found here at PrimeNumbersFormula.com and a brief discussion here at Math.SE titled  "Formula for the nth prime number: discovered?" SOME MORE EXCERPTS ARE HERE:

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Calendar Formula: Finding the Week-days

This is the last month of the glorious prime year 2011. We are all set to welcome upcoming 2012, which is not a prime but a leap year. Calendars have very decent stories and since this blog is based on mathematical approach, let we talk about the mathematical aspects of calendars. The international calendar we use is called Gregorian Calendar, said to be created by Pope Gregory XIII. Gregorian calendar was introduced in 80s of 16th century, to be accurate…

Equations- A Basic Introduction

Applied mathematics is one which is used in day-to-day life, in solving tensions (problems) or in business purposes. Let me write an example: George had some money. He gave 14 Dollars to Matthew. Now he has 27 dollars. How much money had he? If you are familiar with day-to-day calculations --you must say that George had 41 dollars, and since he had 41, gave 14 to Matthew saving 27 dollars. That's right? Off course! This is a general(layman) approach. 'How…