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Fibonacci Numbers

Fibonacci Numbers

By: Nikolai Nikolaevich Vorob'ev

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Fibonacci numbers date back to an 800-year-old problem concerning the number of offspring born in a single year to a pair of rabbits. This book offers the solution and explores the occurrence of Fibonacci numbers in number theory, continued fractions, and geometry. A discussion of the "golden section" rectangle, in which the lengths of the sides can be expressed as a ration of two successive Fibonacci numbers, draws upon attempts by ancient and medieval thinkers to base aesthetic and philosophical principles on the beauty of these figures. Recreational readers as well as students and teachers will appreciate this light and entertaining treatment of a classic puzzle.

Reprint of the Pergamon Press, Oxford & New York, 1961 edition.
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ISBN 10048648386X
ISBN 139780486483863
Author/EditorNikolai Nikolaevich Vorob'ev
Page Count78
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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