Mathematics: The Fibonacci Numbers

Pine cones. Stock-market quotations. Sunflowers. Classical architecture. Reproduction of bees. Roman poetry. What do they have in common? In one way or another, these and many more creations of nature or works of man all seem to be related to a sequence of numbers named for 13th century Mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci. The earnest mathematics buffs of the California-based Fibonacci Association keep examining the phenomenon. The more they investigate, members insist, the more convinced they become that Fibonacci numbers pervade the world.

The intriguing sequence was first mentioned by Fibonacci in his book Liber Abaci, which was published in Pisa in A.D....

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