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Year of Award: 1968
Publication Information: Mathematics Magazine, vol. 40, 1967, pp. 74-83
Summary: The article deals with the history of rational approximations to irrational numbers, an/bn. Under appropriate conditions the the numbers an are called "diagonal numbers" and the denominators bn are called "side numbers."
About the Author: (from Mathematics Magazine, vol. 40, (1967)) F.V. Waugh was in Arlington , VA at the time of publication and Margaret W. Maxfield was in Gainesville, FL.