Pell's Equation and Continued Fractions

Author(s):
Kyle Peterson*, Western Oregon University (Undergraduate Student)
Talk Abstract:
Pell's equation is the famous equation $dx^2+1=y^2$. We will use the continued fraction representation of the irrational numbers $\sqrt{d}$ to find solutions to this famous equation when $d$ is square-free.
Talk Subject:
Number Theory
Talk Type:
Oral Presentation
Timeslot:
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 22:45