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Nice look into the Fibonacci numbers, the first part did a good job explaining the history behind the Fibonacci numbers, as well as explaining the relationship with Pascal s triangle, the golden section, and Lucas numbers.I did like the fact that the authors stressed that Fibonacci numbers were not found every where contrary to what other reviews state , and that not all relationships in nature are described by them, and that they were emphasizing the instances in which they do occur So, it s not your regular crackpot book on Fibonacci numbers.These authors have other good books on popular math, but this one failed to captivate me It was not as entertaining as other books I ve read Yes, as many others have mentioned previously you need than basic math, but not beyond high school math.The authors intent was to introduce some basic number theory I would recommend it as a general and gentle intro to number theory. I ve read a lot of books on Fibonacci numbers, the Golden Ratio, and the mathematical constant phi, and this is book offers a good summary of what is known The chapter on Fibonacci numbers in nature is a good summary, about what you would expect, but the chapter on Fibonacci numbers in art and architecture is one of the best I ve seen The chapter on fractals is good and not common in these books Some of the math is beyond most laymen and me but I guess if you are reading this book you are into math in the first place Excellent overview for all things Fibonacci I read it during a trip to Italy, and made it to his grave, which was not planned, but a nice coincidence In other words, fairly easy reading.The first several chapters are key The rest is a bit lighter And the authors certinaly are Fibonacci cheerleaders, which was a little annoying to me at times They hoped to be infectious.I still personally have problems with putting a golden rectangle over part of a painting and claiming the artist planned it that way Multiple golden rectangles over all key parts of the painting, I might be convinced Don t recall seeing that But the golden rectangle is certainly pleasing to the eye So, my money is with the artist stumbling across it. I couldn t get past page 30 and I am a math person I found the book boring and missing many justification for what the author was looking at Though the proofs are in the back of the book, they are not detailed enough unless you are fluent in number theory and then they are obvious I didn t read far enough to see if Posamentier talked about all of the numbers in nature that are NOT Fibonacci numbers selective omission While the series is interesting, I think you can find patterns and meaning in just about anything if you try hard enough, e.g Bible code, Nostradamus, Mayan astronomy..I suggest a book about fractals instead [ READ E-PUB ] ☥ The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers ☺ The Most Ubiquitous, And Perhaps The Most Intriguing, Number Pattern In Mathematics Is The Fibonacci Sequence In This Simple Pattern Beginning With Two Ones, Each Succeeding Number Is The Sum Of The Two Numbers Immediately Preceding It Ad Infinitum Far From Being Just A Curiosity, This Sequence Recurs In Structures Found Throughout Nature From The Arrangement Of Whorls On A Pinecone To The Branches Of Certain Plant Stems All Of Which Is Astounding Evidence For The Deep Mathematical Basis Of The Natural World With Admirable Clarity, Two Veteran Math Educators Take Us On A Fascinating Tour Of The Many Ramifications Of The Fibonacci Numbers They Begin With A Brief History Of A Distinguished Italian Discoverer, Who, Among Other Accomplishments, Was Responsible For Popularizing The Use Of Arabic Numerals In The West Turning To Botany, The Authors Demonstrate, Through Illustrative Diagrams, The Unbelievable Connections Between Fibonacci Numbers And Natural Forms Pineapples, Sunflowers, And Daisies Are Just A Few Examples In Art, Architecture, The Stock Market, And Other Areas Of Society And Culture, They Point Out Numerous Examples Of The Fibonacci Sequence As Well As Its Derivative, The Golden Ratio And Of Course In Mathematics, As The Authors Amply Demonstrate, There Are Almost Boundless Applications In Probability, Number Theory, Geometry, Algebra, And Pascal S Triangle, To Name A FewAccessible And Appealing To Even The Most Math Phobic Individual, This Fun And Enlightening Book Allows The Reader To Appreciate The Elegance Of Mathematics And Its Amazing Applications In Both Natural And Cultural Settings
It s not really the fault of the book that I didn t understand all the equations But the demonstrations in nature are astounding. Lots of examples of places this natural pattern of numbers occurs Plenty of ways to make this part of an enriching math class. The fascinating Fibonacci series Independent study Here s a fascinating read about a character we hardly know, even though his name is famous.