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Pell's Equation and Continued Fractions

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
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 22:45