The thirteenth century mathematician, Leonardo of Pisa, nicknamed “Fibonacci” described a sophisticated number series that was subsequently named after him. The sequence follows 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, etc. and represents a trend observable in many natural settings. These include inheritance patterns, the design of flowers and the branching of leaves (phyllotaxis) [
- Mitchison G.J.
Phyllotaxis and the Fibonacci Series.
Science. 1977; 196: 270-275
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