Symmetry in the sequence of approximation coefficients

Author:
Avraham Bourla

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **141** (2013), 3681-3688

MSC (2010):
Primary 11A55, 11J70, 11J71, 11J81; Secondary 01-02

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-2013-11601-1

Published electronically:
July 17, 2013

MathSciNet review:
3091760

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Abstract: Let and be the sequences of partial quotients and approximation coefficients for the continued fraction expansion of an irrational number. We will provide a function such that . In tandem with a formula due to Dajani and Kraaikamp, we will write as a function of , revealing an elegant symmetry in this classical sequence and allowing for its recovery from a pair of consecutive terms.

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**Avraham Bourla**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics. Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, Saint Mary’s City, Maryland 20686

Address at time of publication:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Email:
abourla@smcm.edu, bourla@american.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-2013-11601-1

Received by editor(s):
October 16, 2011

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
December 1, 2011, and December 8, 2011

Published electronically:
July 17, 2013

Communicated by:
Matthew A. Papanikolas

Article copyright:
© Copyright 2013
American Mathematical Society

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