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Gabriel Lamé

Gabriel Lamé French mathematician. b. July 22, 1795 in Tours, France d. May 1, 1870 in Paris, France Well known for his notation and study of classes of ellipse-like curves, now known as Lamé curves:

where n is any positive real number.

Also known for his running time analysis of the Euclidean algorithm. Using Fibonacci numbers, he proved that when finding the gcd of integers a and b, the algorithm runs in no more than 5k steps, where k is the number of decimal digits of b.

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