In this video, I explain what the Fibonacci numbers are and how they arise. Because the Fibonacci sequence have many exciting properties, I demonstrate several of them in this video, many of them using mathematical induction. Then I explain the golden ratio and its’ connection with the Fibonacci sequence. After that, I state and prove the Euler-Binet Formula. Finally, I explore the Fibonacci Prime Conjecture and the growth of the Fibonacci sequence.
Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel, I’m Dave.
In today’s episode, I define the Fibonacci numbers as a recursive sequence starting with zero and one and then adding the previous two integers together. Because of the beauty, many people have long noticed that the Fibonacci sequence arises in many places throughout the natural world. In other words, the Fibonacci sequence has many unique mathematical properties.
Fibonacci Numbers (and the Euler-Binet Formula)
FAQ Fibonacci Numbers
What are the Fibonacci numbers?
The Fibonacci numbers are recursively defined. Starting at 0 and 1, and then from here, add the previous two Fibonacci numbers to get the next Fibonacci number. For example, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and so on.
Why is the Fibonacci sequence so important?
Many natural things follow the Fibonacci sequence, such as branching in trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruit sprouts of a pineapple, and an artichoke flowering. In some hurricanes and galaxies, the body rotation spawns spiral shapes (that follow the Fibonacci sequence) when the center turns faster than the periphery.
How many Fibonacci prime numbers are there?
The conjecture is that there is an infinite number of Fibonacci numbers that are prime numbers, such as 19, 134, 702, 400, 093, 278, 081, 449, 423, 917. But no one knows for sure. This question is still an open conjecture.
What is the Euler-Binet formula?
The Euler-Binet formula is a closed formula for finding the n-th Fibonacci number (defined recursively). The formula states that the n-th Fibonacci number is equal to the difference of the n-th powers of the golden ratio and its conjugate divided by the square root of 5.
In conclusion, I want to turn it over to you.
Do you think there are infinitely many Fibonacci primes?
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