The Fibonacci sequence is the infinite sequence of natural numbers that (originally) begins with twice the number 1 or (often, in modern notation) is additionally provided with a leading number 0. Then the sum of two consecutive numbers results in the following number:
The numbers it contains are called Fibonacci numbers. The series is named after Leonardo Fibonacci , who used it to describe the growth of a rabbit population in 1202. The result was already known to both the Greeks and the Indians in ancient times .
Further research showed that the Fibonacci sequence also describes numerous other growth processes in nature . It seems like some kind of growth pattern in nature.
The Fibonacci numbers have some notable mathematical peculiarities:
- Because of the relationship to the previous and the following number , growth in nature seems to follow a law of addition.
- The Fibonacci sequence is directly related to the golden ratio . The further you progress in the sequence, the closer the quotient of consecutive numbers approaches the golden ratio (1.618033 ...) (for example 13: 8 = 1.6250; 21:13 ≈ 1.6154; 34:21 ≈ 1, 6190; 55:34 ≈ 1.6176; etc.).
- This approach is alternating; H. the quotients are alternately smaller and larger than the golden ratio.
Definition of the Fibonacci sequence
The Fibonacci sequence is due to the recursive law of formation
with the initial values
Are defined. That means in words:
- The value is given for the first two numbers .
- Each additional number is the sum of its two predecessors in the sequence.
This results in:
n f n n f n n f n n f n n f n 1 1 11 89 21st 10 946 31 1,346,269 41 165 580 141 2 1 12 144 22nd 17 711 32 2 178 309 42 267 914 296 3 2 13 233 23 28 657 33 3,524,578 43 433 494 437 4th 3 14th 377 24 46 368 34 5,702,887 44 701 408 733 5 5 15th 610 25th 75 025 35 9 227 465 45 1 134 903 170 6th 8th 16 987 26th 121 393 36 14 930 352 46 1 836 311 903 7th 13 17th 1,597 27 196 418 37 24 157 817 47 2 971 215 073 8th 21st 18th 2 584 28 317 811 38 39 088 169 48 4 807 526 976 9 34 19th 4 181 29 514 229 39 63 245 986 49 7 778 742 049 10 55 20th 6 765 30th 832 040 40 102 334 155 50 12 586 269 025
From the requirement that the recursion
should also apply to whole numbers , you get a clear continuation to the index 0 and negative indices. The following applies:
- for all
The expanded Fibonacci sequence then reads
13 −8 5 −3 2 −1 1 0 1 1 2 3 5 8th 13
and is called the sequence of negaFibonacci numbers.
One of the many remarkable properties of the Fibonacci numbers is that they obey Benford's law .
Relationship to the golden ratio
These quotients of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers have a remarkable continued fraction representation :
with the -notation from finite continued fractions .
Since these quotients converge towards the golden section in the limit value, this can be described as the infinite periodic continued fraction:
represent. The number is irrational . This means that it cannot be represented by a ratio of two whole numbers. The best way to approximate is to use the quotient of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers. This also applies to generalized Fibonacci sequences for which and assume any natural numbers.
Relationships between the members of the sequence
- with the Lucas sequence (with ), in particular:
- (Identity of Catalan )
- (Identity of Cassini , special case of the Catalan identity)
- (Identity of d'Ocagne )
- Any two neighboring Fibonacci numbers are relatively prime, i.e. H. .
- ; for the converse also applies. In particular, for can only be a prime if is a prime number.
- (Exactly every third Fibonacci number is divisible by 2.)
- (Exactly every fourth Fibonacci number is divisible by 3.)
- (Exactly every sixth Fibonacci number is divisible by 4.)
- (Exactly every fifth Fibonacci number is divisible by 5.)
- (Exactly every eighth Fibonacci number is divisible by 7.)
- (Exactly every twelfth Fibonacci number is divisible by 16.)
- The following applies to divisibility by prime numbers using the Jacobi symbol :
There are numerous other such formulas.
The limit of the absolutely converging reciprocal series of Fibonacci numbers
is irrational (André-Jeannin; 1989).
In addition, Good (1974) and Hoggatt (1976) showed:
The Zeckendorf theorem, named after Edouard Zeckendorf , states that every natural number can be clearly written as the sum of different, not directly consecutive Fibonacci numbers . That is, there is a unique representation of the shape for each
- with and for everyone .
The explicit law of formation for the terms of the Fibonacci sequence was discovered independently by the French mathematicians Abraham de Moivre in 1718 and Jacques Philippe Marie Binet in 1843. In between, however, she was also known to the mathematicians Leonhard Euler and Daniel Bernoulli , the latter also providing what is probably the first proof in 1728.
The Fibonacci numbers can be found directly using
calculate, where are the two solutions of the characteristic equation . With
The interplay of two irrational numbers and , which leads to an integer result, is remarkable . The figure shows the two sequences and and as their difference.
Approximation formula for large numbers
The influence of quickly tends to zero, for example is . This can be used to shorten the calculation by ignoring the term for sufficiently large and rounding the result to the nearest natural number :
- (Gaussian rounding bracket )
In fact, that works for .
One of the simplest proofs is inductive. Because of and the beginning of induction is fulfilled. Assume that the formula applies to all values from to ( strong induction assumption ). We show that it must then necessarily also apply to:
We have used that and satisfy the characteristic equation .
According to the principle of complete induction, the formula must now apply to everyone .
Derivation of the Moivre-Binet formula
Now we transform the matrix into a diagonal matrix by considering it as an eigenvalue problem .
The following applies , where is the matrix of the eigenvectors and the diagonal matrix with the eigenvalues. So it follows:
Derivation using a difference equation
Another derivation possibility follows from the theory of the linear difference equations :
Let it be a geometrical sequence :
So if it is chosen so that the characteristic equation is satisfied ( i.e. or ) , i. i.e., satisfies the Fibonacci recursion with the recursion start and .
The recursive sequence , , has the explicit representation . Similarly , , .
With and , because of the superposition property , any linear combination of the Fibonacci recursion is sufficient . With the help of a linear system of equations we get and , thus and . Hence it results explicitly .
For results and , i.e. H. the classic Lucas sequence with explicit .
Derivation using z-transformation
Since difference equations can be described very elegantly using the z-transformation , the z-transformation can also be used to derive the explicit formula for Fibonacci numbers. In the article Use of the z-transformation to determine explicit formulas of recursion rules , the general procedure is described and then explained using the example of the Fibonacci number sequence.
The quotients of successive terms of the Fibonacci sequence are alternately smaller and larger than the golden ratio:
A simple derivation can be given using the Moivre-Binet formula. Because for the numbers of the formula mentioned and natural applies:
, since the common denominator disappears in the double fraction of the representation of the subsequent members with Moivre-Binet . - Corresponding:
The inequalities (1) and (2) together make the claim.
The difference between these upper and lower bounds converges rapidly towards zero for increasing , because:
when simplifying the counter, the identity of Cassini was used together with .
A generating function of the Fibonacci numbers is
|Derivation of the generating function|
, there ;
, there and ;
the recursion condition therefore induces
; sum up:
with division by (true appropriately chosen ) the given form follows.
With a suitable generating function, a relationship between the Fibonacci numbers and the binomial coefficients can be represented:
Because for and can also be written without Gaussian brackets:
The generating function can also be written:
for the amount that is sufficiently small, the following applies:
, where  are Gaussian brackets ;
in the forming of were binomial theorem and the Umsummierung with used.
Comparison of coefficients results in the specified relationship.
The notation for the generating function also allows the representation:
In the representation of as an infinite sum, the summand is also dispensable, see previous derivation.
The -th derivative of the generating function is with the power rule :
for the sum of the last line disappears. For this arises with division by the assertion.
Representation with matrices
The Fibonacci numbers also appear as entries of the powers of the matrix :
For example, the first formula given above for . at the same time describes the summation rule of the Fibonacci sequence, because its product with a pair of consecutive Fibonacci numbers (written as a column matrix) gives the next pair; accordingly generates the -th pair from the start pair . This and the fact that the eigenvalues of precisely the golden ratio and its reciprocal value (the latter with a negative sign ) lead again to the above-mentioned formula by Binet.
Relationship with Pascal's triangle
The Fibonacci numbers can be described using the Pascal triangle . To determine the nth Fibonacci number, take every second number from the nth line of Pascal's triangle and weight it with the corresponding power of five - starting with 0 in ascending order, i.e. H. , , Etc. is then added together and divided by these weighted elements .
The picture below illustrates the calculation of the first seven Fibonacci numbers from Pascal's triangle . For easier understanding, the unused elements of Pascal's triangle are grayed out in the picture , the weighting with the ascending powers of five is highlighted in red and the exponents in cyan .
Based on the explicit formula for the Fibonacci numbers (see Moivre-Binet formula below in this article)
you can first exclude the term in the denominator and write out the remaining difference using binomial coefficients and then summarize:
The following applies to the difference under the sum symbol:
so that you can reduce the sum to odd :
The term is thus abbreviated and only powers of five remain under the sum symbol. This explains the apparent paradox that the explicit formula for Fibonacci numbers with their terms delivers whole numbers at all. The rounding off in the total upper limit is also necessary so that the indexing does not exceed the value and the original total limit is adhered to.
If you compare the binomial coefficients remaining under the summation symbol with those in Pascal's triangle , you can see that it is every second coefficient in the corresponding line of the triangle (as it is visualized in the picture above). You can also use the formula as
With the designation for a binomial coefficient at the -th place in the -th line of the Pascal triangle (both counted from zero!). As an example, the value for the 7th Fibonacci number is approximately
The classical ("canonical") Fibonacci sequence is characterized by three criteria:
- A linear iteration that incorporates the two preceding terms
- A linear combination of these elements in the sequence in which both predecessors have the coefficient +1
- Both starting links equal +1
Each of these criteria allows a generalization:
- The choice of other starting terms and yields a sequence related to the canonical sequence after the relationship . An example of this is the Lucas sequence .
- For the terms of such a sequence, an explicit law of formation that is generalized compared to the Moivre-Binet formula applies:
- with and .
- The canonical sequence is represented here as a special case , which, because of the characteristic equation, delivers immediately and .
- The choice of other coefficients for the linear combination yields a sequence for which a different characteristic equation holds. A sequence with the iteration rule
- has the characteristic equation . The roots of this equation determine the explicit law of formation. If the characteristic equation has roots and , then the law of formation reads
- where and again are determined by the starting members.
- An iteration which includes more than two preceding sequence members accordingly has a polynomial of a higher degree than the characteristic equation, the roots of this equation appearing again in the formation law and the coefficients being determined by the initial values. It then applies
- Examples of such sequences are the Tribonacci and Tetra nacci sequences. The Perrin sequence and the Padovan sequence follow the rule .
- In this context, an iteration that only uses the immediately preceding term delivers a pure power sequence as a degenerate Fibonacci sequence.
Fibonacci sequences in nature
The leaves ( phyllotaxis ) or fruit stands of many plants are arranged in spirals , the number of these spirals corresponding to the Fibonacci numbers. In this case the angle between architecturally adjacent leaves or fruits with respect to the plant axis is the golden angle . This is because fractions of consecutive Fibonacci numbers best approximate the underlying golden ratio . The spirals are therefore formed by plant elements, the place numbers of which differ in the Fibonacci number in the denominator and thus almost point in the same direction. This spiral arrangement of the leaves around the stem axis gives the plant the best possible light yield. The offset of the leaves by the irrational ratio of the golden angle ensures that periods never appear, as is the case e.g. B. would be the case with 1/4 (0 ° 90 ° 180 ° 270 ° | 0 ° 90 ° ...). This avoids the worst possible case that one leaf is exactly perpendicular to the other and so the leaves create maximum shadows on the leaves below or maximum 'light gaps' arise.
For example, the baskets of the silver thistle (Carlina acaulis) carry hundreds of identical flowers, which are inserted into the bottom of the basket in smaller baskets in a 21-to-55 position, in larger baskets in 34-to-89 and 55-to-144 positions are. The scales of spruce cones as well as pineapple fruits form clockwise and counter-clockwise spirals, the number of scales being given by two consecutive Fibonacci numbers.
For the history of science, reference is made to the book On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1917).
Males of the honey bee ( Apis mellifera ) are known as drones. Interestingly, the Fibonacci sequence describes the number of ancestors in a drone. This is explained by the fact that a drone (generation n = 1) develops from an unfertilized egg that only contains the genetic material of its mother, the queen bee (generation n = 2); a drone has no father. A queen, however, has two parents, namely as a mother another queen and as a father a drone (generation n = 3) etc. The number of all ancestors of a drone in each defined nth generation is the nth Fibonacci number .
To see this, you can use the drawing for the number of rabbits in Fibonacci's model in the " Ancient and Middle Ages in Europe " section. Each pair of immature rabbits corresponds to a drone, each pair of sexually mature rabbits to a queen. The equations of the modeling then contain the number of drones, the number of queens (in each case in the nth generation) and the number of ancestors of a drone in the generation under consideration.
Unbranched aliphatic monocarboxylic acids (here: uaM ), to which the fatty acids usually belong, can have different numbers of double bonds in different positions. The number of uaM obeys the Fibonacci sequence as a function of the chain length. This follows from the fact that double bonds in uaM are not adjacent; the rare exceptions are neglected here. Specifically, there is only one aliphatic monocarboxylic acid with one carbon atom: formic acid , one with two carbon atoms: acetic acid , two with three: propionic acid and acrylic acid , etc. With 18 carbon atoms there are 2,584 variants (of which stearic acid , oleic acid , linoleic acid and Linolenic acid are four examples).
To see this, you can use the drawing for the number of rabbits in Fibonacci's model in the section " Ancient and Middle Ages in Europe ". A pair of rabbits of the -th generation corresponds to the -th carbon atom of a uaM, counting starting with the carboxy group . Each pair of immature rabbits corresponds to a carbon atom that can not be followed by a double bond, and each pair of sexually mature rabbits corresponds to a carbon atom that can (or cannot) be followed by a double bond . The connecting links from to or from to correspond to single bonds, the connecting links from to double bonds. In the modeling equations, (or ) is the number of carbon atoms (or ). - Every path from to a carbon atom of the -th generation corresponds exactly to one uaM with carbon atoms; the assignment is bijective . So the number of carbon atoms considered in the -th generation is equal to the number of uaM with carbon atoms.
Its earliest mention is under the name mātrāmeru ("mountain of cadence") in the Chhandah-shāstra ("art of prosody ") of the Sanskrit grammarist Pingala (around 450 BC or according to another dating around 200 BC. ). Virahanka (6th century) and especially Acharya Hemachandra (1089–1172) later treated this sequence of numbers in more detail in order to describe the mathematical possibility of forming meters through regular distribution of short and long syllables.
Ancient and Middle Ages in Europe
In the western world, this series was also known in antiquity, Nicomachus of Gerasa (around 100 AD). However, it is associated with the name of the Italian mathematician Leonardo da Pisa , called Fibonacci ( "figlio di Bonacci", son of Bonacci), who in his Liber abbaci ("Book of arithmetic", first version from 1202 not preserved, second version of approx. 1227) described this sequence of numbers with the example of a rabbit breeder who wants to find out how many pairs of rabbits arise from a single pair within a year if each pair gives birth to another pair per month from the second month of life:
- Each pair of rabbits gives birth to another pair of rabbits per month.
- A newborn couple does not have offspring until they are two months old (the competition lasts from one month to the next).
- The animals are in a closed room (“in quodam loco, qui erat undique pariete circumdatus”) so that no animal can leave the population and none can come in from outside.
Fibonacci started the sequence, not entirely consistently, not with a newborn but with a pregnant couple who had their offspring in the first month, so that in the first month there were already 2 couples. In each subsequent month, a number of newborn couples is added to the number of couples who lived in the previous month, which is equal to the number of those couples who had already lived in the previous month, because the offspring of the previous month is still too young, in order to throw offspring for his part. Fibonacci presented the facts for the twelve months of a year (2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377) and pointed to the formation law of the sequence by adding up two consecutive terms of the sequence ( 2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 5 = 8, 5 + 8 = 13 etc.). He also noted that the sequence can be continued for an infinite number of months according to this principle, which then presupposes immortal rabbits: "et sic posses facere per ordinem de infinitis numeris mensibus." He had further observance of the principle in his received Works not for free.
A 2014 mathematical-historical analysis of the life of Leonardo of Pisa, in particular of his stay in the North African port city of Bejaia (in today's Algeria), came to the conclusion that the background of the Fibonacci sequence was not based on a model of the multiplication of Rabbits are to be looked for (which has been suspected for a long time), but rather to be found with the beekeepers of Bejaia and their knowledge of the bee family tree. In Leonardo's time, Bejaia was an important exporter of beeswax, as the French name of the city (bougie, as the French word for candle) indicates.
After later mathematicians such as Gabriel Lamé (1795–1870) had claimed the discovery of this sequence of numbers for themselves, Édouard Lucas (1842–1891) and others brought back to mind that the oldest known document at the time came from Leonardo da Pisa, and under The name “Fibonacci sequence” (“suite de Fibonacci”, “Fibonacci sequence”, “successione di Fibonacci”) has since become common in most western languages.
Mathematical modeling of the growth of Fibonacci's rabbit population
Let the number of sexually mature or the number of non-sexually mature rabbits of the -th generation, correspondingly for generations and . According to the rules given above, with these designations is:
(1); (1'); (2);
Inserting (1 ') into (1) and then adding (2) results in:
for the total number , , of rabbits of each generation so
- , which is equivalent to the given recursive law of formation of the Fibonacci sequence.
With this model describes the time shown in the drawing sequence of generations.
Reception in arts and entertainment
- In entertainment math, the checkerboard paradox and similar geometric fallacies are based on the properties of the Fibonacci sequence.
- The system poem alfabet (1981) by the Danish writer Inger Christensen is based on the Fibonacci sequence.
- The cover of the Canadian band The Organ's debut album , Grab That Gun , was designed by David Cuesta using a grid based on the Fibonacci sequence.
- The artists Mario Merz and Petra Paffenholz deal with the Fibonacci sequence in their installations.
- The vocals in the song Lateralus of the progressive metal band Tool are based on Fibonacci numbers.
- The artist Martina Schettina also deals with the Fibonacci numbers in her mathematical pictures .
- Dan Brown uses the Fibonacci sequence as a secret message in his thriller The Da Vinci Code (2003) (German: Sakrileg , 2004).
- In Darren Aronofsky's film π - System in Chaos , in which the protagonist searches for the “pattern of the world” in the price data of stocks and in the number π, the Fibonacci sequence is mentioned.
- In the series Criminal Minds (season 4, episode 8), a killer kidnaps his victims using the Fibonacci sequence.
- In Lars von Trier's film Nymphomaniac , chapter 5 - small organ school - connects the Fibonacci sequence with a Bach organ movement.
- In the video game Watch Dogs from Ubisoft , in the serial killer mission as numbers that can be found at the individual crime scenes of the victims.
- In the song What's Goes? From Die Orsons KAAS raps the Fibonacci sequence up to the number 144.
- At the Leibstadt nuclear power plant (CH), the south front of the machine house is painted with a curve made up of six orange rectangular elements that rises progressively to the right , the individual (but also added) heights of which correspond to the Fibonacci sequence.
- In the video game Dishonored: Death of the Outsider , the Fibonacci sequence is used as a combination for a bank vault
- In the manga Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: Steel Ball Run , the Fibonacci representation is used to represent the strength of the protagonist.
The Fibonacci Terrace in the Science Center Singapore . The individual plates are arranged in such a way that they form figures in the proportions of the Fibonacci numbers.
The Fibonacci numbers in Zurich's main train station
Fibonacci data structures
The Fibonacci sequence gives its name to the following data structures, in whose mathematical analysis it occurs.
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