One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A series of numbers in which each number (Fibonacci number) is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The simplest is the series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.
- ‘This triangle has an elementary use in probability and combinatorics, and both the series of triangular numbers and the Fibonacci series can be derived from it.’
- ‘Hey turns to Venn Diagrams, Fibonacci series, and fractals to remind us that although we have reached a sort of sophistication in our classification schemes, our progress may be illusory.’
- ‘He had written about Binet's formula in 1730 and had indeed found a method for finding formulae for any general series of numbers formed in a similar way to the Fibonacci series.’
- ‘These General Fibonacci series are called the G series but the Fibonacci series and Phi again play a prominent role in their mathematical properties.’
- ‘Kees van Prooijen of California has used a similar series to the Fibonacci series - one made from adding the previous three terms, as a basis for his art.’
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