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A short proof of the simple continued fraction expansion of e

Research paper by Henry Cohn

Indexed on: 24 Feb '06Published on: 24 Feb '06Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory



Abstract

This note presents an especially short and direct variant of Hermite's proof of the simple continued fraction expansion e = [2,1,2,1,1,4,1,1,6,...] and explains some of the motivation behind it.