The use of attractive fixed points in accelerating the convergence of limit-periodic continued fractions

Author:
John Gill

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **47** (1975), 119-126

MathSciNet review:
0352774

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Abstract: A continued fraction can be interpreted as a composition of Möbius transformations. Frequently these transformations have powerful attractive fixed points which, under certain circumstances, can be used as converging factors for the continued fraction. The limit of a sequence of such fixed points can be employed as a constant converging factor.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1975-0352774-1

Keywords:
Limit-periodic continued fractions,
converging factors,
circles of Appollonius

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1975
American Mathematical Society