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ERIC Number: EJ918369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
A Short History of the Fibonacci and Golden Numbers with Their Applications
Debnath, Lokenath
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n3 p337-367 Apr 2011
This article deals with a brief history of Fibonacci's life and career. It includes Fibonacci's major mathematical discoveries to establish that he was undoubtedly one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the Medieval Period. Special attention is given to the Fibonacci numbers, the golden number and the Lucas numbers and their fundamental properties with enlightening examples. A large number of exciting applications of these numbers to mathematical, physical, biological and engineering sciences is included. It also contains a wide variety of material accessible to college and even high school mathematics students and teachers at all levels. Included is also mathematical information that puts the professionals and prospective mathematical scientists at the forefront of current research. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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