Title

Pell’s Equation and Continued Fractions

Date

5-28-2015 9:50 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 10:05 AM

Location

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Cheryl Beaver

Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Pell's equation is the famous equation dx2+1=y2. We will use the continued fraction representation of the irrational number √d to find solutions to this famous equation when d is square-free.

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Pell’s Equation and Continued Fractions

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Pell's equation is the famous equation dx2+1=y2. We will use the continued fraction representation of the irrational number √d to find solutions to this famous equation when d is square-free.