By Alfred S. Posamentier
The main ubiquitous, and maybe the main interesting, quantity development in arithmetic is the Fibonacci series. during this easy trend starting with ones, each one succeeding quantity is the sum of the 2 numbers instantly previous it (1, 1, 2, three, five, eight, thirteen, 21, advert infinitum). faraway from being only a interest, this series recurs in constructions came upon all through nature - from the association of whorls on a pinecone to the branches of sure plant stems. All of that is outstanding facts for the deep mathematical foundation of the wildlife.
With admirable readability, veteran math educators take us on a desirable travel of the various ramifications of the Fibonacci numbers. they start with a short background of a uncommon Italian discoverer, who, between different accomplishments, used to be liable for popularizing using Arabic numerals within the West. Turning to botany, the authors exhibit, via illustrative diagrams, the incredible connections among Fibonacci numbers and typical types (pineapples, sunflowers, and daisies are only a couple of examples).
In artwork, structure, the inventory industry, and different components of society and tradition, they indicate quite a few examples of the Fibonacci series in addition to its by-product, the "golden ratio." and naturally in arithmetic, because the authors amply exhibit, there are nearly boundless purposes in likelihood, quantity conception, geometry, algebra, and Pascal's triangle, to call a few.
Accessible and beautiful to even the main math-phobic person, this enjoyable and enlightening publication permits the reader to understand the beauty of arithmetic and its remarkable functions in either common and cultural settings.
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