In 1991 a new class of continued fraction expansions, the S-expansions, was introduced in this journal. This class contains many classical continued fraction algorithms, such as Nakada’s α-expansions (for α between 1/2 and 1), the nearest integer continued fraction, Minkowski’s diagonal continued fraction expansion, and Bosma’s optimal continued fraction. These S-expansions were obtained from the natural extension of the regular continued fraction (RFC) via induced transformations. Therefore many metric and arithmetic properties of these S-expansions can be derived from the corresponding classical results on the RFC. In particular, the natural extensions of these S-expansions were obtained. The second coordinate map of these natural extensions is the inverse of a continued fraction algorithm. In this paper we study these ‘reversed algorithms’; in particular we show they are again S-expansions, and we find the corresponding singularization areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-380
Number of pages18
JournalActa Arithmetica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Continued fractions, Natural extensions, S-expansions

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