The theory of continued fractions has been generalized to ℓ-adic numbers by several authors and presents many differences with respect to the real case. In the present paper we investigate the expansion of rationals and quadratic irrationals for the ℓ-adic continued fractions introduced by Ruban. In this case, rational numbers may have a periodic non-terminating continued fraction expansion; moreover, for quadratic irrational numbers, no analogue of Lagrange's theorem holds. We give general explicit criteria to establish the periodicity of the expansion in both the rational and the quadratic case (for rationals, the qualitative result is due to Laohakosol.

An effective criterion for periodicity of ℓ-adic continued fractions

Zannier U.
2018

Abstract

The theory of continued fractions has been generalized to ℓ-adic numbers by several authors and presents many differences with respect to the real case. In the present paper we investigate the expansion of rationals and quadratic irrationals for the ℓ-adic continued fractions introduced by Ruban. In this case, rational numbers may have a periodic non-terminating continued fraction expansion; moreover, for quadratic irrational numbers, no analogue of Lagrange's theorem holds. We give general explicit criteria to establish the periodicity of the expansion in both the rational and the quadratic case (for rationals, the qualitative result is due to Laohakosol.
2018
Settore MAT/03 - Geometria
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