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Jonathan Borwein
Jon Borwein FRSC FAA
CARMA, U. of Newcastle

Alf van der Poorten
Alf van der Poorten OA

2014 (July 2014) Now at a website near you.

Neverending Fractions: an Introduction to Continued Fractions (Cover)

Australian Mathematical Society Lecture Series, 23, Cambridge University Press [Flyer].

Despite their classical nature, continued fractions are a neverending research area with a body of results accessible enough to suit a wide audience, from researchers to students and even amateur enthusiasts. Neverending Fractions brings these results together, offering fresh perspectives on a mature subject.

Beginning with a standard introduction to continued fractions the book covers a diverse range of topics, including elementary and metric properties, quadratic irrationals and more exotic topics such as folded continued fractions and Somos sequences. Along the way, the authors reveal some amazing applications of the theory to seemingly unrelated problems in number theory. Previously scattered throughout the literature, these applications are brought together in this volume for the first time.

A wide variety of exercises guide readers through the material, and this will be especially helpful to readers using the book for self-study; the authors also provide many pointers to the literature.

Jeff Shallit Jeffrey Shallit
University of Waterloo

Wadim Zudilin
Wadim Zudilin
CARMA, U. of Newcastle