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Törmä, Topi (2019) Generalized continued fraction expansions with constant partial denominators. Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, (), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1446788718000332

Generalized continued fraction expansions with constant partial denominators

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Author: Törmä, Topi1
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences, P.O. Box 8000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201903138735
Language: English
Published: Cambridge University Press, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-06-21
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Abstract

We study generalized continued fraction expansions of the form \[\begin{eqnarray}\frac{a_{1}}{N}\frac{}{+}\frac{a_{2}}{N}\frac{}{+}\frac{a_{3}}{N}\frac{}{+}\frac{}{\cdots },\end{eqnarray}\] where \(N\) is a fixed positive integer and the partial numerators \(a_{i}\) are positive integers for all \(i\). We call these expansions \(\operatorname{dn}_{N}\) expansions and show that every positive real number has infinitely many \(\operatorname{dn}_{N}\) expansions for each \(N\). In particular, we study the \(\operatorname{dn}_{N}\) expansions of rational numbers and quadratic irrationals. Finally, we show that every positive real number has, for each \(N\), a \(\operatorname{dn}_{N}\) expansion with bounded partial numerators.

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Series: Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society
ISSN: 1446-7887
ISSN-E: 1446-8107
ISSN-L: 1446-7887
Volume: Early online
DOI: 10.1017/S1446788718000332
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1017/S1446788718000332
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 111 Mathematics
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