Feb 21, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 21, 2010

picture of the day Picture of the Day   February 21, 2010

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fibonacci numbers sequence spiral in woman flipping her hair in water Picture of the Day   February 21, 2010

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following sequence:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, ….

By definition, the first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each remaining number is the sum of the previous two. Some sources omit the initial 0, instead beginning the sequence with two 1s.

The Fibonacci sequence is named after Leonardo of Pisa, who was known as Fibonacci. A Fibonacci spiral is created by drawing arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling; this one uses squares of sizes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and 34:

fibonacci spiral Picture of the Day   February 21, 2010

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