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A Girl's Thoughts On Continued Fractions

I discussed continued fractions recently, and with some controversy. So I imagine people might be interested in another view.

Friday’s post on the MathsByAGirl blog is on the subject. 20 more words

Mathematics

CALENDARS AND FRACTIONAL APPROXIMATION

Have you ever wondered what a calendar is? How would you explain the notion of a calendar to an alien, albeit a very precocious one with some notion of homo sapiens common sense? 1,518 more words

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Irrationality of Euler's e

Jacob Bernoulli first introduced the number . Later it was showed that is irrational, even transcendental(which is not a root of any polynomial with rational coefficients). 264 more words

Number Theory