Discrete Geometry Seminar: Continued Fraction Tricks

Event Date: 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 4607B South Hall

Event Contact: 

Michael Dougherty

Email: dougherty@math.ucsb.edu

Speaker: Jon McCammond

Abstract: Most of us have seen amazing continued fractions that miraculously converge to unlikely values. In this talk I will take you behind the curtain and show you some of the tricks involved. If all goes well, by the end of the talk many of the various continued fraction evaluations will seem less amazing and you will feel empowered for go forth and create some of your own.