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Neverending Fractions An Introduction to Continued Fractions

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ISBN-10: 0521186498

ISBN-13: 9780521186490

Edition: 2014

Authors: Jonathan Borwein, Alf van der Poorten, Jeffrey Shallit, Wadim Zudilin

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Despite their classical nature, continued fractions are a neverending research area, with a body of results accessible enough to suit a wide audience, from researchers to students and even amateur enthusiasts. Neverending Fractions brings these results together, offering fresh perspectives on a mature subject. Beginning with a standard introduction to continued fractions, the book covers a diverse range of topics, from elementary and metric properties, to quadratic irrationals, to more exotic topics such as folded continued fractions and Somos sequences. Along the way, the authors reveal some amazing applications of the theory to seemingly unrelated problems in number theory. Previously…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.06" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Alf van der Poorten was Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Macquarie University, Sydney, until his death in 2010.