On the Use of Continued Fractions for Digital Computer Arithmetic

TitleOn the Use of Continued Fractions for Digital Computer Arithmetic
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsKS Trivedi
JournalIeee Transactions on Computers
VolumeC-26
Start Page700
Issue7
Pagination700 - 704
Date Published01/1977
Abstract

Recently, there has been some interest in the use of continued fractions for digital hardware calculations. We require that the coefficients of the continued fractions be integral powers of 2 and, therefore, well-known continued fraction expansions of functions cannot be used. Methods of expansion of a large number of functions are presented. We show that the problem of selection of coefficients of the continued fractions does not have practical solution in most of the cases we have considered. Copyright © 1977 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

DOI10.1109/TC.1977.1674903
Short TitleIeee Transactions on Computers