Discover the History of Fibonacci Numbers With the Definitive Biography on Leonardo Fibonacci
Pisa and the New Mathematics
What's commonly called the "Fibonacci sequence" has been found in everything from human and plant DNA to the world's financial markets. The Fibonacci sequence even co-stared in Dan Brown's mega worldwide bestseller The Da Vinci Code and later the blockbuster film by the same name. Discover the most accurate and enjoyable book to chronicle the life of Leonard Fibonacci, the father of modern mathematics and arguably the patriarch of all contemporary innovation, Leonard of Pisa.
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Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages not only details the life and time of Leonardo Fibonacci, whom some call the father of modern mathematics, but it also serves as an excellent mathematic history book as it explains how the numbers from Leonardo Fibonacci’s first book Liber Abaci laid the groundwork for modern mathematics and further technological innovation.
Did you know that mathematicians and researches have discovered even more value to the famous Fibonacci sequence, including its worth as a timing tool for technical analysts of the world’s financial markets?
Although Leonard of Pisa is not a lesson in trading the financial markets with Fibonacci numbers, it’s the most comprehensive book about the man and the genius behind the famous Fibonacci sequence. It tells a story about a young, upper-class man of the Middle Ages who presented to the Western world one of the most important mathematical breakthroughs of all time. The figures Leonardo Fibonacci used, 1-9 and 0, still have a profound impact on the advancement of science, technology and civilization to this day.
To understand the monumental influence of Leonardo Fibonacci and discover what led to his famous discovery, your fingertips must be introduced to the pages of Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages. Only then will you uncover the story of how an Italian boy who witnessed the groundbreaking of Pisa’s famous leaning tower later became known as the father of modern mathematics and arguably the most important mathematician in history.
“The nine Indian figures are: 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. With these figures and with the sign 0 any number may be written.”
This simple declaration started a revolution in mathematics that is still going on eight centuries later. Its author was Leonardo Fibonacci, a citizen of the 13th-century Pisa, one of the vanguard cities of the high Middle Ages.
The daring of Pisan merchants and mariners had made their small walled town one of the great capitals of the commercial revolution. It was no coincidence that such a city produced Leonardo, the foremost mathematician and one of the most brilliant men of the age. His remarkable book, the Liber Abaci, not only furnished a clear and comprehensive explanation of the new Hindu-Arabic numerals, but set forth with verve and style the first new concepts in Western mathematics since Euclid.
This exciting book gives a vivid picture of the medieval world and the impact of Muslim civilization on Europe. Many examples, drawn from Leonardo’s own work and that of his predecessors, challenge the reader as they dramatize the tremendous significance of his contribution.
|A Note on Leonard’s Name||vi|
|Chapter||1||The World of Leonard Fibonacci||1|
|3||The Education of a Mathematician||22|
|4||Voyage to Bugia||35|
|5||Bugia: the Arab World||43|
|7||The Fibonacci Sequence||77|
|Appendix||I||Problems from the Liber Abaci, for the Reader to Solve||101|
|II||The Golden Rectangle||110|
|III||Solution of the Problem on Pages 92-95||113|
Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages
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