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The approximate numbers were later called the partial sums of the continued

fraction for y/2, and apparently from the study of this problem there evolved the so

-called Euclidean algorithm, a chain of operations (indicated by

The approximate numbers were later called the partial sums of the continued

fraction for y/2, and apparently from the study of this problem there evolved the so

-called Euclidean algorithm, a chain of operations (indicated by

**equations**) for ...Page 496

Some of the more important ones arising in differential

described. The gamma and beta functions. The gamma function arose from

attempts to extend the factorial function, n\ = n(n — l)(n — 2) • • • 1, to nonintegral

values ...

Some of the more important ones arising in differential

**equations**will now bedescribed. The gamma and beta functions. The gamma function arose from

attempts to extend the factorial function, n\ = n(n — l)(n — 2) • • • 1, to nonintegral

values ...

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