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## FibonacciFibonacci aka Leonardo of Pisa Leonardo of Pisa ( aka Fibonacci) has been hailed as one of the premiere mathematicians of the middle ages.
Despite his numerous aliases, his national notoriety for his work in mathematics was immense. He is most famous for the
In fact, Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci's main achievements were: -
**Helping promote the use of the Hindu/Arabic numeral system in Europe -**His 13th century book,*Liber Adaci*, is the main text credited for this. -
**Pioneered the continued use of Egyptian fractions -**Though not the inventor of fractions, Leonardo Fibonacci used them quite often in his calculations and documented seven different conversion methods. -
**Of course, the Fibonacci Numbers -**Though not necessarily the person who discovered the sequence, he did make use of them in*Liber Abaci*.
The history of Fibonacci is not a hard one to find- Fibonacci was
## The Liber AbaciFibonacci statue at the Camposanto in Pisa
The The book was enthusiastically received throughout educated Europe , though it would be nearly three centuries before decimals were widely used (thanks to the introduction of the printing press). Though the number system was known to Indian mathematicians in the early 6 th century, it was Leonardo Fibonacci and his infamous book that introduced it to the western world. For many people, the resounding question is "what is the Fibonacci Sequence?" Unfortunately, the
## The Fibonacci SequenceFibonacci is the most famous for the The 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, ... How is the Fibonacci Sequence formed? It's quiet easy: - The first two numbers are 0 and 1
- Each following number is the sum of the previous two.
Leonardo of Pisa didn't invent the Fibonacci numbers though, they were long known in Here's the
And what is a The Fibonacci spiral illustrates the connection between the In 1240 the Republic of Pisa honored Leonardo Fibonacci, referring to him as Leonardo Bigollo and granting him a salary. He was around 80 years old when he died around the year 1250.
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