Fibonacci NumbersDate: 9/25/95 at 2:8:11 From: "Vladimir V. Yaroslavsky" Subject: Fibonacci numbers What is a rule of Fibonacci numbers in math & life ? Vladimir Date: 9/25/95 at 12:28:49 From: Doctor Andrew Subject: Re: Fibonacci numbers If you'd like the definition of the Fibonacci Series, it is: F(0) = 1 F(1) = 1 F(n) = F(n-1)+F(n-2) for n > 1. The Fibonacci numbers often appear in nature (for example in sunflowers and oil droplets). There was an article in Scientific American Magazine about this recently (last Spring, I think). The Fibonacci numbers are also approximated by a formula that uses the Golden Ratio, a number that appears frequently in measurements of natural phenomena. If you have a more specific question about Fibonacci numbers, please send it to us. Thanks for your question. -Doctor Andrew, The Geometry Forum |
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