By Alfred S. Posamentier

The main ubiquitous, and maybe the main interesting, quantity trend in arithmetic is the Fibonacci series. during this uncomplicated 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 chanced on all through nature - from the association of whorls on a pinecone to the branches of yes plant stems. All of that's dazzling proof for the deep mathematical foundation of the flora and fauna.

With admirable readability, veteran math educators take us on a desirable travel of the numerous ramifications of the Fibonacci numbers. they start with a short background of a unique Italian discoverer, who, between different accomplishments, used to be accountable for popularizing using Arabic numerals within the West. Turning to botany, the authors show, via illustrative diagrams, the unimaginable connections among Fibonacci numbers and normal kinds (pineapples, sunflowers, and daisies are only a number of examples).

In artwork, structure, the inventory marketplace, and different parts of society and tradition, they indicate various examples of the Fibonacci series in addition to its spinoff, the "golden ratio." and naturally in arithmetic, because the authors amply display, there are virtually boundless functions in chance, quantity conception, geometry, algebra, and Pascal's triangle, to call a few.

Accessible and attractive to even the main math-phobic person, this enjoyable and enlightening booklet permits the reader to understand the beauty of arithmetic and its remarkable functions in either normal and cultural settings.  

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