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Metrical properties of best approximants

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2009

Jos Blom
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Harrelaers 11 1852 KT, Heiloo The, Netherlands
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A rational number is called a best approximant of the irrational number ζ if it lies closer to ζ than all rational numbers with a smaller denominator. Metrical properties of these best approximants are studied. The main tool is the two-dimensional ergodic system, underlying the continued fraction expansion.

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Copyright © Australian Mathematical Society 1992

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