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THE FIBONACCI SERIES

No consideration of the Golden Proportion can be
complete without mention of the Fibonacci Series which is the
complementary view of the Golden Proportion. These numbers are also
abundant in the beauty of nature and teeth.
Definition

In this series of numbers each term is the sum of the
previous two terms as follows:

0

1

1

2

3

5

8

13

21

34

55

89

etc.

The division of any two adjacent numbers gives the amazing
Golden number e.g.
34 / 55 = 0.618 or inversely 55 /34 = 1.618.
It is called the Fibonacci series after Leonardo of Pisa or (Filius Bonacci),
alias Leonardo Fibonacci, born in 1175, whose great book The Liber Abaci (1202)
, on arithmetic, was a standard work for 200 years and is still considered the
best book written on arithmetic. It was the principal means of demonstrating and
introducing the enormous advantages of the Hindu Arabic system of numeration
over the Roman System. Leonardo's reputation amongst scholars was deservedly
great. It was so outstanding that King Frederick II, visiting Pisa in 1225, held
a public competition in mathematics to test Leonardo's skill and he was the only
one able to answer the questions (Huntley 158)
For more information
One of the most spectacular examples of the Fibonacci
Series in nature is in the head of the sunflower.
Scientists have measured the number of spirals in the sunflower head.
They found, not only one set of short spirals going clockwise from the
centre, but also another set of longer spirals going anti clockwise,
These two beautiful sinuous spirals of the sun flower head reveal the
astonishing double connection with the Fibonacci
series,


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