A&C Seminar:
Fall 2008, Fridays, Milner 317, 3:00–3:50 p.m.
October 31 
Michael Anshelevich (TAMU) 
3:00–3:50 
Measures, orthogonal polynomials, and continued fractions 

Abstract: This generalpurpose talk will be more in the style of a working seminar, in the sense that it will contain a number of (elementary) concrete calculations and proofs. Most of the results I will explain were wellknown 50 years ago, but may have fallen into utterly undeserved obscurity. Specifically, I will describe, and prove, the relationship between measures, orthogonal polynomials, and continued fractions. Some names associated with these topics are Stieltjes, Szego, Simon, and other people not beginning with an S. 

