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Fibonacci, Frequency and It's Effect

Fibonacci, Frequency and It's Effect

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Fibonacci number
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to:navigation,search  A tiling with squares whose sides are successive Fibonacci numbers in length A Fibonacci spiral, created by drawing arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in theFibonacci tiling shown above – seegolden spiralInmathematics, the
Fibonacci numbers
form asequencedefined by the followingrecurrence relation: That is, after two starting values, each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The firstFibonacci numbers (sequenceA000045 inOEIS), also denoted as
, for 
= 0, 1, … , are:0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946,17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, ...(Sometimes this sequence is considered to start at
= 1, but in this article it is regarded as beginning with
=0.)The Fibonacci numbers are named after Leonardo of Pisa, known asFibonacci, although they had been described earlier inIndia.[1][2]
[edit] Origins
The Fibonacci numbers first appeared, under the name
(mountain of cadence), in thework of theSanskrit grammarian Pingala(
, the Art of Prosody,450 or 200 BC). Prosodywas important in ancient Indian ritual because of an emphasis on the purity of utterance.TheIndian mathematician Virahanka(6th century AD) showed how the Fibonacci sequence arose in the analysis of metreswith long and short syllables. Subsequently, theJain  philosopher  Hemachandra(c.1150) composed a well-known text on these. A commentary on Virahanka's work   byGopālain the 12th century also revisits the problem in some detail.Sanskrit vowel sounds can be long (L) or short (S), and Virahanka's analysis, which came to beknown as
, wishes to compute how many metres (
s) of a given overall length can be composed of these syllables. If the long syllable is twice as long as the short, the solutions are:1mora: S (1 pattern)2 morae: SS; L (2)3 morae: SSS, SL; LS (3)4 morae: SSSS, SSL, SLS; LSS, LL (5)5 morae: SSSSS, SSSL, SSLS, SLSS, SLL; LSSS, LSL, LLS (8)6 morae: SSSSSS, SSSSL, SSSLS, SSLSS, SLSSS, LSSSS, SSLL, SLSL, SLLS, LSSL,LSLS, LLSS, LLL (13)7 morae: SSSSSSS, SSSSSL, SSSSLS, SSSLSS, SSLSSS, SLSSSS, LSSSSS, SSSLL,SSLSL, SLSSL, LSSSL, SSLLS, SLSLS, LSSLS, SLLSS, LSLSS, LLSSS, SLLL, LSLL,LLSL, LLLS (21)A pattern of length
can be formed by adding S to a pattern of length
−1, or L to a pattern of length
−2; and the prosodicists showed that the number of patterns of length n is the sum of thetwo previous numbers in the series.Donald Knuthreviews this work in 
as equivalent formulations of the  bin packing problemfor items of lengths 1 and 2. In the West, the sequence was first studied by Leonardo of Pisa, known asFibonacci, in his Liber  Abaci(1202)[3]. He considers the growth of an idealised (biologically unrealistic) rabbit  population, assuming that:
in the first month there is just one newly-born pair,
new-born pairs become fertile from their second month on
each month every fertile pair begets a new pair, and
the rabbits never dieLet the population at month
). At this time, only rabbits who were alive at month
−2 arefertile and produce offspring, so
−2) pairs are added to the current population of 
−1). Thusthe total is
) =
−1) +
[edit] The bee ancestry code
Fibonacci numbers also appear in the description of the reproduction of a population of idealized bees, according to the following rules:
If an egg is laid by an unmated female, it hatches a male.
If, however, an egg was fertilized by a male, it hatches a female.Thus, a male bee will always have one parent, and a female bee will have two.If one traces the ancestry of any male bee (1 bee), he has 1 female parent (1 bee). This female had 2 parents, a male and a female (2 bees). The female had two parents, a male and a female, and themale had one female (3 bees). Those two females each had two parents, and the male had one (5 bees). This sequence of numbers of parents is the Fibonacci sequence.[5]
This is an idealization that does not describe
bee ancestries. In reality, some ancestors of a particular bee will always be sisters or brothers, thus breaking the lineage of distinct parents.
[edit] Relation to the golden ratio
[edit] Golden ratio defined
 The golden ratio.Thegolden ratio( phi), also written τ (tau), is defined as the ratio that results when a line is divided so that the whole line has the same ratio to the larger segment as the larger segment has tothe smaller segment. Expressed algebraically, normalising the larger part to unit length, it is the positive solution of the equation:or equivalentlywhich is equal to: 
[edit] Closed form expression
Like every sequence defined by linear  recurrence,the Fibonacci numbers have a closed-form solution. It has become known asBinet's formula, even though it was already known by Abraham de Moivre:where is the golden ratio (note, thatfrom the defining equation above).The Fibonacci recursion is similar to the defining equation of the golden ratio in the form which is also known as the generating polynomial of the recursion.
(byinduction):Any root of the equation above satisfies and multiplying by shows:

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