Fibonacci's Daughter

dacttr.gif (4392 bytes)      by M.D. Coverley

a true report from the invisible world

 


Leonardo de Pisa, Fibonacci

(1175-1250)

was a mathematician who codified number sequences and spatial relationships of objects found in nature and used by ancient architects.  His book, Liber abaci, was influential in the adoption of arabic numerals.

The Fibonacci numbers are
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ... (add the last two to get the next)

The golden section and related numbers are:
061803 39887... and 161803 39887...

 


Some graphics are based on the  digital spirals of artist and mathematician, Ned May. He graciously allowed me to use his images in new, kinetic ways.

Fibonacci's Daughter was published in New River, edited by Ed Falco