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    Hey,

    I'm just wondering whether the fibonacci series are really... just a coincidence and not really taken seriously in the mathematical world?

    I've been looking at applications like in forex trading but stil a bit ... sceptical.

    Oh, and also the series in nature.

    Does anybody know of any other useful applications apart from: honey bees, pineapples, pseudo random numbers?

    Thanks peeps!
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    The golden ratio. Look it up.
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    Phi, the golden ratio, is the result that Fn/Fn-1 tends to as n gets larger. This number, approx. 1.618, is important in the geometry of pentagons and icosahedrons, and to a lesser extent triangles, but appears in nature and art far less often than it is claimed.
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    (Original post by BirdieUK)
    I'm just wondering whether the fibonacci series are really... just a coincidence and not really taken seriously in the mathematical world?
    What do you mean "a coincidence"?
    The series is taken very seriously, it appears all over the place, not just in recreational mathematics.

    Wikipedia has lots of useful info, if you can withstand Jimmy Wales staring into your soul.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number
 
 
 
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