Srinivasa Ramanujan: Inventions, Books & Achievements


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Which of these was one of the important mathematical contributions made by Srinivasa Ramanujan?

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1. Why did Srinivasa Ramanujan come to Cambridge University in 1914?

2. Srinivasa Ramanujan's first published paper was about which topic in mathematics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz/worksheet assessment allows you to measure your understanding of the work of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. You must have knowledge of Ramanujan's personal life and professional contributions in order to successfully answer all quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be asked to:

  • Identify one of Ramanujan's most important mathematical contributions
  • Explain why Ramanujan went to Cambridge University in 1914
  • Note the topic addressed in Ramanujan's first published paper
  • Recognize the organization to which Ramanujan was named a fellow in 1918
  • Describe what happened following the death of this mathematician in 1920

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as Ramanujan's most important contributions to mathematics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ramanujan's first published paper
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding which organization named Ramanujan a fellow and why he went to Cambridge University

Additional Learning

More details about this mathematician's personal and professional life can be found in the lesson called Srinivasa Ramanujan: Inventions, Books & Achievements. You will review such facts as:

  • When and where Ramanujan was born
  • Who Ramanujan attracted the attention of due to his intense focus on mathematics
  • Which areas of mathematics Ramanujan contributed to
  • What Cambridge awarded Ramanujan in 1916
  • How and when this noted figure died
  • What books have focused on Ramanujan's life story