National Mathematics Day
The following information was shared with the students during the online classes telling them about the contributions of great mathematicians.
India celebrated 22nd December 2018 as the National Mathematics Day honouring the 131st birth anniversary of famous Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Since 2011, 22nd December is celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year. The Indian government had also declared 2012 as the National Mathematics year. The National Mathematics Day is celebrated to honour his contribution to the field of Mathematics and also to keep his legacy alive to inspire the future mathematicians.
About Srinivasa Ramanujan:
Ramanujan was born in the year 1887 and lived during the British rule in India. His life was totally devoted to Mathematics. At a young age of 11, Ramanujan started showing signs of a genius. He had attained expertise in trigonometry and developed many theorems by himself. He got his papers published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society in the year 1911.
Ramanujan compiled nearly 3,900 results, mostly identities and equations, on his own without any assistance. Many of the results were completely original and novel such as the Ramanujan prime, the Ramanujan theta function, partition formulae and mock theta functions.
Role of Aryabhatta As A Mathematician: Heis among the mathematicians who brought new deductions and theories in mathematics and astronomy. His contribution to the mathematics is unmatched and cannot be ignored, as he was the one who deduced the approximate value of pi, which he found it to be 3.14. He also played a very major role in determining the place value system and discovering the zero. He is also regarded as the first to use zero in the place value system..
Last but not the least national Mathematics day would be considered incomplete without mentioning Shakuntala Devi.
Shakuntala Devi ) was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the “Human Computer”.Shakuntala Devi attained universal fame when she demonstrated her ability to multiply two random numbers of 13 digits within just 28 seconds. “. Devi strove to simplify numerical calculations for students. Her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.[