Gauss's Continued Fraction

Gauss's continued fraction is given by the continued fraction


where _2F_1(a,b;c;z) is a hypergeometric function. Many analytic expressions for continued fractions of functions can be derived from this formula.

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Continued Fraction

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Borwein, J.; Bailey, D.; and Girgensohn, R. "Gauss's Continued Fraction." §1.8.3 in Experimentation in Mathematics: Computational Paths to Discovery. Wellesley, MA: A K Peters, pp. 31-34, 2004.Wall, H. S. "The Continued Fraction of Gauss." Ch. 18 in Analytic Theory of Continued Fractions. New York: Chelsea, pp. 335-361, 1948.

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