The purpose of this paper is to describe the relation between the Legendre and the Lenstra constants. Indeed we show that they are equal whenever the Legendre constant exists; in particular, this holds for both Rosen continued fractions and α-continued fractions. We also give the explicit value of the entropy of the Rosen map with respect to the absolutely continuous invariant probability measure.
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Hitoshi Nakada, On the Lenstra constant associated to the Rosen continued fractions. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 12 (2010), no. 1, pp. 55–70DOI 10.4171/JEMS/189