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Approaches to the Formula for the \(n\)th Fibonacci Number

by Russell Jay Hendel (Morris College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1994

Subject classification(s): Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 2.1 College Algebra | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra | 4.3 Number Theory

In this capsule, proofs of the equivalence of the two definitions of the Fibonacci numbers are discussed. This helps the undergraduate view mathematics as a unified whole with a variety of techniques.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Matrix Algebra
Linear Algebra | Matrix Factorizations
Sequences and Series | Sequences: General
Number Theory | Number Sequences
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