1 edition of **Continued fractions** found in the catalog.

Continued fractions

Jones, William B.

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Published
**2008**
by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK
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Written in English

- Continued fractions

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-419) and index.

Statement | William B. Jones and W.J. Thron ; foreword by Felix E. Browder ; introduction by Peter Henrici |

Series | Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications -- v. 11 |

Contributions | Thron, Wolfgang J. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA295 .J64 2009 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xxviii, 428 pages : |

Number of Pages | 428 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL25535492M |

ISBN 10 | 0521101522 |

ISBN 10 | 9780521101523 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 788194609 |

This book is aimed at two kinds of readers: firstly, people working in or near mathematics, who are curious about continued fractions; and secondly, senior or graduate students who would like an extensive introduction to the analytic theory of continued fractions. The book contains several recent results and new angles of approach and thus Book Edition: 1. The reader will explore several algorithms for computing continued fractions, including some new to the literature. He or she will also explore the surprisingly large portion of number theory connected to continued fractions: Pythagorean triples, Diophantine equations, the Stern-Brocot tree, and a number of combinatorial sequences.

This book is aimed at two kinds of readers: firstly, people working in or near mathematics, who are curious about continued fractions; and secondly, senior or graduate students who would like an extensive introduction to the analytic theory of continued fractions. The book contains several recent results and new angles of approach and thus should be of interest to researchers throughout the field. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROMAN NUMBER THEORY ASSOCIATION Volume 2, Number 1, March , pages Michel Waldschmidt Continued Fractions: Introduction and ApplicationsFile Size: KB.

Continued Fractions (Dover Books on Mathematics) Revised Edition In this elementary-level text, eminent Soviet mathematician A. Ya. Khinchin offers a superb introduction to the positive-integral elements of the theory of continued functions, a special algorithm that is one of the most important tools in analysis, probability theory, mechanics, and, especially, number theory. zero remainder. Hence, the continued fraction expansion of every rational number is ﬁnite. Theorem 1. The continued fraction expansion of a real number is ﬁnite if and only if the real number is rational. Proof. It has just been shown that if x is rational, then the continued fraction expansion of x isFile Size: KB.

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The book starts from first principles, and allows fundamental skills to be learned. Continued Fractions are positive natural numbers arranged is a way to eventually approximate real numbers and other numerical forms.

Quotation: `Continued Fractions' can be applied to best approximate real or complex numbers, functions of one or several variables'/5(13). Mathematician Mark Kac helped, too: read his chapter five, from kinetic theory to continued fractions in the book: Statistical Independence in Probability, Analysis and Number Theory (pages ).

A delightful journey, indeed.5/5(2). The book is well written and contains all significant advances in continued fractions over the past decade. The reviewer warmly recommends the book to all who have an interest in continued fractions.

-- Mathematical Reviews "Mathematical Reviews"?The topics are well-researched and well presented Format: Hardcover. Book Description This is an exposition of the analytic theory of continued fractions in the complex domain with emphasis on applications and computational by: Introduction to (simple) continued fractions.

Convergents as lower and upper bound rational approximations. Finite = rational number. Periodic = quadratic irrational (Lagrange). Applications to Diophantine problems such as Ax+By=C, Pell's x^2-Ny^2=1.

Shanks' method for /5. This book presents the arithmetic and metrical theory of regular continued fractions and is intended to be a modern version of A. Khintchine's classic of the same title.

Book description This is an exposition of the analytic theory of continued fractions in the complex domain with emphasis on applications and computational methods. Review of the hardback:‘The first comprehensive and self-contained exposition of the analytic theory of continued fractions Author: William B.

Jones, W. Thron. The author of this book presents an easy-going discussion of simple continued fractions, beginning with an account of how rational fractions can be expanded into continued fractions.

Gradually the reader is introduced to such topics as the application of continued fractions to the solution of Diophantine equations, and the expansion of.

' Continued fractions were studied by the great mathematicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and are a subject of active investigation today.

Nearly all books on the theory of numbers include a chapter on continued fractions, but these accounts are. simple continued fraction: the simple continued fraction has a 0 as its rst number, then remove the 0.

the simple continued fraction does not have 0 as its rst number, then shift all the numbers to the right and place 0 as the rst Size: KB. Continued fractions (c.f.) can be used to represent real numbers.

This well-written, page book by Khinchin covers the basic facts about this correspondence as well as some applications in diophantine approximation and measure-theoretic questions about c.f/5. the great defect of continued fractions is that it is virtually impossible to use them for even the simplest algebraic computation involving two or more numbers.

There are several books devoted entirely to the subject of continued fractions (e.g., [1], [2], [3], [5]), and many books on number theory give an elementary introduction to the subject.

Elementary-level text by noted Soviet mathematician offers superb introduction to positive-integral elements of theory of continued fractions. Clear, straightforward presentation of the properties of the apparatus, the representation of numbers by continued fractions and the measure theory of continued fractions.

edition. Prefaces. Continued fractions have been studied from the perspective of number theory, complex analysis, ergodic theory, dynamic processes, analysis of algorithms, and even theoretical physics, which has 1/5(1). Continued fractions are just another way of writing fractions.

They have some interesting connections with a jigsaw-puzzle problem about splitting a rectangle into squares and also with one of the oldest algorithms known to Greek mathematicians of BC - Euclid's Algorithm - for computing the greatest divisor common to two numbers (gcd).

The book starts from first principles, and allows fundamental skills to be learned. Continued Fractions are positive natural numbers arranged is a way to eventually approximate real numbers and other numerical forms.

Quotation: `Continued Fractions' can be applied to best approximate real or complex numbers, functions of one or several variables'/5(15).

Here are some of the topics this book covers on the measure theory of continued fractions: The set of numbers with bounded partial quotients has measure 0, and moreover a set of numbers whose partial quotients grow slowly enough also has measure /5(1).

Continued fractions are written as fractions within fractions which are added up in a special way, and which may go on for ever. Every number can be written as a continued fraction and the finite continued fractions are sometimes used to give approximations to numbers like $\sqrt 2$ and $\pi $.

Elementary-level text by noted Soviet mathematician offers superb introduction to positive-integral elements of theory of continued fractions. Clear, straightforward presentation of the properties of the apparatus, the representation of numbers by continued fractions, and the measure theory of continued fractions.

edition. Prefaces. Worksheet Number Thirteen Continued Fractions We are all familiar with decimal numbers, and know that a repeating decimal gives a rational number, while one that never repeats and goes on forever represents an irrational number. There is another way to represent real numbers called continued Size: KB.

Continued fractions have been studied for over two thousand years, with one of the first recorded studies being that of Euclid around BC (in his book Elements) when he used them to find the greatest common divisor of two integers (using what is known today as the Euclidean algorithm).

Since then, continued fractions have shown up in a variety of other areas, including, but not limited to.The Book of Fractions Understanding fractions 5 F Write the fraction that represents the part of the object that has been shaded: 1.

A fraction represents a part of a whole. Example 1. The whole is divided into four equal parts. Three part are taken (considered). 2. The corresponding fraction is: 4 3 The numerator represents how many parts File Size: KB.

Continued fractions find their applications in some areas of contemporary Mathematics. There are mathematicians who continue to develop the theory of continued fractions nowadays, The Australian mathematician A.J.

van der Poorten is, probably, the most prominent among them.