# Definition:Continued Fraction/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Continued Fraction

The concept of the **continued fraction** has been around a long time, since Euclid at least, and a great deal of research has been done and terminology developed.

Much of its modern theory was established by Leonhard Paul Euler.

## Sources

- 1972: George F. Simmons:
*Differential Equations*... (previous) ... (next): $\S 3$: Appendix $\text A$: Euler - 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.21$: Euler ($\text {1707}$ – $\text {1783}$)