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#1 2014-11-23 10:44:35

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Happy Fibonacci Day

November 23rd => 1,1,2,3

(But the sequence actually starts at 0)

Leonardo Pisano Bogollo, as well as being famous for the Fibonacci Sequence, helped spread Hindu-Arabic Numerals through Europe in place of Roman Numerals.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2014-11-23 18:08:44

bobbym
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Re: Happy Fibonacci Day

Happy Fibonacci day!

Perhaps the most impressive thing about him was his uncanny skill in solving high degree polynomials long before the formulas were discovered. Around 1225 AD he determined the roots of this equation

with an error less than 10^-9. No one knows how he did it back then but clearly my paisan and distant cugino was very skillful at iteration making him the first EM.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#3 2014-11-24 07:07:14

ShivamS
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Re: Happy Fibonacci Day

Happy Fibonacci day!

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