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The Vibonacci Numbers (Computing Science)

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Author:Brian Hayes, American Scientist
Description: A new mathematical constant, from a branch of the Fibonacci number family in which, instead of always adding two terms to produce the next term, you either add or subtract, depending on the flip of a coin at each stage in the calculation. Hayes writes, "The way the numbers seem to vibrate between negative and positive values leads me to suggest the name Vibonacci series; I shall designate them by the symbol v(n)..."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: Fibonacci Sequence

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