22
Feb
10

Fibonacci Series


Most of us who have pursued serious math at some point would have encountered the famous Fibonacci Series.

For those who haven’t, fibonacci series starts with 0 and 1 and each number in the series is a sum of the previous two numbers.

So the series goes… 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21….

The Fibonacci sequence was well known in ancient India, where it was applied to the metrical sciences (prosody), before it was known in Europe. Developments have been attributed toPingala (200 BC).

What appeals to me most about fibonacci series is its uncanny closeness to nature

  • arrangement of leaves on a stem is a fibonacci number
  • the fruitlets of a pineapple follow the fibonacci series
  • The arrangement of a pinecone is fibonacci in nature
  • relating to the breeding of rabbits, the spirals of shells, and the curve of waves are all fibonacci in nature.
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