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The history of continued fractions and Padé approximants
Speaker: Claude Brezinski (Univ. of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France)
Continued fractions have an history as long as the history of mathematics. I will begin by several short histories showing where continued fractions appear. Then, I review some mathematical problems involving them such as the golden ratio, the GCD, the square root, and Diophantine equations. The...
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