Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bowman, Douglas, 1965-

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

LCSH

Mathematics||Combinatorial analysis--Research||Continued fractions--Research||q-series--Research||Number theory--Research||Geometry, Differential--Research

Abstract

This dissertation establishes an Euler-Minding type theorem for the continued fraction with numerator elements --1 and denominator elements 1 + bi, where bi is a sequence of indeterminants. This theorem is employed to derive new partition identities from Ramanujan's well-known q-continued fraction which diverges to three limit points. Continued fractions that diverge to two limits are also considered: alternating partitions studied by Andrews are shown to occur in this context, and a new proof of a result of Alladi is given.

Comments

Advisors: Douglas Bowman.||Committee members: Greg Ammar; Harris Bernard; Richard Blecksmith; Bowman Douglas.

Extent

96 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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