Seminar on continued fractions (FSS 2021)

Lecturer: Dr. Makiko Mase (University Mannheim, Chair for Algebraic Geometry)

The seminar will be held in english. It will follow the book:

  • C.D. Olds:  Continued Fractions. Mathematical Association of America, 1963.

The continued fractions provide much insight into many mathematical problems. They strongly enable us to study the nature of numbers. The book above is ideal for a seminar. The material can be taken for seminar talks as it is.

The seminar will take place in the FSS 2021 as a block seminar and by Zoom sessions. The sessions are planned to be on some Saturdays, 17.04.2021, 24.04.2021, ... . The number of days needed will depend on the number of talks. Here is a pdf file with more information on the planning of the seminar.

The seminar requires a general good mathematical understanding, but has little concrete prerequisites. It is suitable for all students in the bachelor or master Mathematics in Business and Economics and all students in the bachelor or master Education Mathematics.

If you are interested in a talk, please contact Dr. Mase until 05.03.2021 (but the earlier, the better).