Almost a Century of Answering the Question : What Is a Mock Theta Function ?


Quite a few famous and extraordinarily gifted mathematicians led lives that were tragically cut short. Ramanujan is certainly among them. While suffering from a fatal disease, he discovered what he called mock theta functions. Three months before his death in 1920 at the age of 32, he described them in a letter to Hardy that was written under difficulties… (More)


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