Fibonacci

About him: Fibonacci was born in 1175, in Italy in Pisa. His real name was Leonardo Pisano which literaly translates as Leonardo from Pisa. He was then given a nickname like many writers at the time. Fibonacci was lucky enough to be born into a rich family of traders and ventured through the Arab Eastern European countries to the Western European, exposing him to many different mathematical techniques

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Achievements:
  • Published a book called "Liber Abaci" which introduced arabic numerals to European societies, they were more efficient that the latin numerals.
  • Discovered a sequence which could approximately predict the growth of a population effectively.(Fibonacci sequence explained later)
  • Discovered the Fibonacci Spiral.
The Fibonacci Sequence: The Fibonacci Sequence is a sequence used to solve a problem told to him by a mathematician on his travels :"If a pair of rabbits were put in a room to breed , how many babies would there be after a year if assumed that every month a pair produces one new pair and begins to reproduce 2 months after it's own birth?

The sequence rule is that the previous two numbers equal the current number : 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144...