16.346 | Fall 2008 | Graduate


Lecture Notes

Hypergeometric Functions and Continued Fractions


Lecture notes on John Wallis’ hypergeometric series, hypergeometric function, examples of hypergeometric functions, Gauss’ differential equation, Gauss’ continued fraction expansion, sufficient conditions for convergence of continued fractions, the top-down method for evaluating continued fractions, and continued fractions versus power series.

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Lecture Notes

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Fall 2008
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Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions