THE QUINTESSENTIAL NUMBER 24
Keywords: Aryabhatia, Ashoka chakra, cube, fundamental theorem of Algebra, Gayatri mantra, Greek alphabet, Hardy-Ramanujan theorem, Highly Composite Numbers, hypergeometric functions, Kummer solutions of Gauss ODE, prime numbers, Surya Sidhanta, symmetries, tau-function, tetrahedral symmetries.
AbstractIn this article, the authors refer to the interesting nature and properties of the number 24 and its occurrence and relevance in different contexts and conjecture that it is the raison d’ˆetre for its occurrence in the definition of the τ -function of Ramanujan.
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