Friday, 2 March 2012

Fibonacci and the Mathematics of Mother Nature

Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (c. 1170 – c. 1250) also known as Leonardo Fibonacci, or, most commonly, simply Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician, considered by some to be the most talented western mathematician of the Middle Ages.

Fibonacci is best known to the modern world for spreading the Hindu-Arabic numeral system in Europe, primarily through the publication in the early 13th century of his Book of Calculation, or the Liber Abaci; and for a number sequence named after him known as the Fibonacci numbers.

Now the Fibonacci sequence is something rather amazing and appears again and again in nature. If you want to know more, watch the following (almost as amazing) videos.

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