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 The incredible beauty of certain Hamiltonian mappings
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 A note on tales of fratricide, warfare, cannibalism and incest
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 Some simple maps specifying strange attractors
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 Make your own sky map
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Tag Archives: Ramanujan
Of lives of men; of times of menII
Of lives of men; of times of menI Vidrum: “When we attended the discussions at the Right Wing Debate club we heard the president Rammandir Mishra repeatedly emphasize that South Asian civilization was not a ‘historycentric’ civilization and that historycentricism … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Life
Tagged ancient Hindu thought, Euler, Gauss, Hindu, Hindu knowledge, Hindu science, Hindus, history, Ramanujan, Riemann, Story, world history
The magic of the devaogdoad
Classical Hindu tradition holds that the ogdoad of devas corresponding to their directions is: Indra: East; Agni: Southeast; Yama: South; Nirṛti: Southwest; Varuṇa: West; Vāyu: Northwest; Kubera: North; Īśāna: Northeast. The central position might be occupied in certain traditions by … Continue reading
Euler and Ramanujan: primes, near integers and cakravāla
Mathematician Watson who worked on the famed notebooks said regarding some of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s equations: “a thrill which is indistinguishable from the thrill which I feel when I enter the Sagrestia Nuovo of the Capella Medici and see before me … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged almost integers, diophantine, e, Hindu mathematics, mathematics, Monstrous moonshine, near integers, Pell, pi, Ramanujan
Ramanujan’s second construction for the approximate squaring of a circle
To experience the greatness of great men one has to relive or redo some acts of theirs to the best of ones ability. In ones youth such enactments might inspire one to make a bid for greatness. Whether this happens … Continue reading
Posted in art, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged approximation for pi, Geometric construction, geometry, pi, quadrature of circle, Ramanujan, recreational geometry, square, squaring a circle