Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Coding geodesic flows and various continued fractions
Speaker: Claire Merriman
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Continued fractions are frequently studied in number theory, but they can also be described geometrically. I will give both pictorial and algebraic descriptions of the flows that describe continued fraction expansions. This talk will focus on continued fractions with odd denominators. I will show how to describe these continued fractions as geodesic flows on a modular surface, and compare it to the modular surface needed when the denominators are even.
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: scott schmieding
Contact email: kra@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5567
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