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Prime Numbers and the Convergents of a Continued Fraction

Prime Numbers and the Convergents of a Continued Fraction

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Prime Numbers and the Convergents of a ContinuedFraction
Cahlen Humphreys
Boise State UniversityIndependent Study
 
Introduction
Figure:John Wallis 1616-1703
The term
Continued Fraction
was first coined by John Wallis in his bookOpera Mathematica in 1693. In this book he describes what continuedfractions are and what the
n
th
convergent of a continued fraction is, aswell as properties of convergents that we use today.
 
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Introduction
Continued fractions have applications in
 
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