##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food for Thought

## Junekey Jeon

#### UCSD

## A Computer Science Application of Continued Fractions

##### Abstract:

Contrary to what people believe, modern computers are sometimes surprisingly bad at computations. Integer division is a particular example which computers are agonizingly bad at. We will develop a little bit of the theory of continued fractions and see how these seemingly "only for pure mathematicians" - things can be used for dramatic speed-up of divisions and other types of computations with similar nature.

### October 30, 2023

### 1:00 PM

HSS 4025

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